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Key Terms

Semester Key Terms

diversity state of variety
scope of practice practice guidelines that define procedures, actions, and processes that are permitted for the licensed individual to perform
bias inclination or prejudice for or against one person or group, especially in a way to be considered unfair
ethnicity the state or fact of belonging to a social group that has a common national or cultural tradition
prejudice preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience
culture the ideas, customs, and social behavior of a particular people or society
torts wrongful acts associated with a contract
civil law law that focuses on the protection of individual rights
malpractice improper professional activity or treatment
advanced directives a written statement of an individual's requests regarding medical treatment before something happens
patient's rights the legal and ethical treatment of a patient (one example: the right to refuse treatment)
privileged communication information given to healthcare personnel by a patient or a patient representative
negligence the failure to provide reasonable care resulting in damage or injury to another
invasion of privacy exposing the private activities or personal information without consent of the person
confidentiality maintaining privacy or secrecy
informed consent the process of obtaining voluntary permission to perform a procedure by providing verbal explanation of associated risks
Created by: nyjill