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VTHT 1217 Ch 4 terms

Administrative Ethics involves the action by administrative govt bodies that regulate veterinary practice and activities in which veterinarians engage
Civil law relates to the duties between people and the government
code of ethics developed to help members of the veterinary profession achieve high levels of behavior through moral consciousness, decision making and practice
consent the voluntary acceptance or agreement to what is planned or is done by another person
contract law deals with duties established by individuals as a result of contractual agreement
criminal law prosecutes crimes committed against the public as a a whole. Most criminal laws focus on acts that injure people or pets.
informed consent a person's agreement to allow something to happen such as a medical treatment or surgery that is based on full disclosure of the facts necessary to make an intelligent decision
law bodies of rules atat are developed and enforced by govt to regualte human conduct
malpractice a limiting term specifically describing a professional's failure to practice the quality of medicine set by similarly situated veterinarians in a given geographical area, if the accused is a general practitioner.
negligence performing an act that a person of ordinary prudence would not have done under similar circumstances or the failure to do what a person of ordinary circumstances would have.
normative ethics refers to the search for correct principles of good and bad, right and wrong, justice or injustice.
personal ethics defines what is right or wrong on an individual basis
professional ethics developed by the professionals of a particular discipline; they include rules, codes and conducts for the profession to follow.
social ethics the consensus principles adopted by or accepted by society at large and codified into laws and regulations.
standard of care statements of what a practice believes in and recommends for its patients for wellness testing, pain management, nutrition, senior pet care, and other aspects of patient care.
tort a civil offense to an opposing party in which harm has occurred.
veterinary ethics 4 branches of veterinary ethics exist: descriptive, official, administrative, and normative ethics.
veterinary practice act law established within each state outlining veterinary medicine.
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