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Ethics

Ethical Principles & Legal Terminology (PTA)

TermDefinition
autonomy honor wishes of competent individuals
beneficence act for benefit of others
confidentiality keeping client info. within appropriate limits
duty obligations to others in society
fidelity moral duty to keep commitments that have been promised
informed consent signed document giving permission to render treatment prior to initiation of treatment
justice quality of being just, fair; righteousness
malpractice failure to exercise skills that would normally be exercised by other members of the profession with similar skills & training
negligence failure to do that reasonable/prudent person would have done in same/similar circumstances for a given situation
nonmaleficence do no harm
paternalism someone fails to recognize another's rights & autonomy
rights ability to take advantage of a moral entitlement to do something or not to do something
risk management the i.d., analysis, & eval. of risks & selection of most advantageous method for treating them
veracity tell the truth
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