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Medical Law/Ethics

The ability to see things from another person"s point of view is Empathy
The act of releasing or freeing; when used in reference to a minor, it means that a child is no longer under parental control. Emancipation
An act that violates criminal law if called Crime
An agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of a definite thing agreed on Contract
The branch of study of moral issues; question and problems arising in the practice of medicine and in biomedical is called? bioethics
Conduct, courtesy, & manners, customary in the medical profession, is called? medical etiquette
Consent to treatment based on a full understanding of all possible risk of unpreventable result of that treatment is called? assumption of risk
defamation through spoken statements is? slander
defamation through written statement is? libel
A deliberate physical attack upon a person is called? battery
Failure to achieve an agreed upon result, even when the highest degree of skill has been used, is called breach of contact
Failure to act prudently and reasonably, or doing that which a reasonable person would not do under the same or similar circumstances is called contributory negligence
Failure to act prudently and responsibly, or doing something a reasonable person would not do under ordinary circumstances thereby causing harm to another person or persons property: negligence
Final judgment of a court in an action of suit is: Judgment
The healthcare worker is protected by law if it can be determined the he/she acted reasonably when compared to others in same job position, this is called: reasonable care
Holding or detaining a person against their will is: false imprisonment
An impartial panel established to listen to and investigate patient complaints about medical care of excessive fees is called: medical grievance committee
Information given by a patient to medical personnel which cannot be disclosed without consent of the patient is: privileged communication
Injuring the name or reputation of another person by making false statements to a third person is: Defamation
An intentional perversion of the truth for the purpose of including another in reliance upon it to part with some valuable things that belong to him or surrender a legal right is called: fraud
Lack of physical or mental fitness is called: incompetent
Latin for "He who acts through another act for himself" is called: Qui Facit per album facit per se
Latin for "the thing speaks for itself" presumption or inference of the negligence when an accident is otherwise inexplicable in terms of ordinary experience is called: Res ipsa loquitur
Latin for "things decided" a matter already decided by a judge is called: Re judicatata
A lawsuit: Litigation
A legal statement on how a persons belongings are to be distributed after death: Will
Major crime for which a punishment is imposed: Felony
Most common type of medical tort liability is: negligence
Negligence by a professional is also called: Malpractice
One who institutes a law is referred to as: Plaintiff
Permission granted by a person voluntarily and in his right mind is consent
A person being sued is called Defendant
Responsibility of an employer for the acts of an employee is: Respondent Superior
A rule of conduct made by a government body is: Law
A statement given concerning scientific, technical, or professional matter by an expert, such as a physicaian is called: expert testimony
A statute that enforces private right and liabilities, as differentiated form criminal law is called: Civil law
Testimony of a witness under oath and written down before trial for possible use when the case come to trial is: Deposition
That which in natural and continuous sequence, unbroken by any new independent causes produce an event and without which the injury would not have occurred is called: Proximate cause
The time established for fling law suits referred to as: Statue of limitations
To interrupt or discontinue a suite temporarily with intention or resumption at a later date continuance is called: Suspended
An unlawful threat or attempt to cause bodily harm or injury to another person is: assault
A violation of a person's right not to have his or her name photograph or private affairs exposed or made public without giving consent is: invasion of privacy
Violation or admission of a legal or moral duty is called: Breach of duty
What is right and wrong conduct called: ethics
The withdrawal of a physician from the care of a patient without reasonable notice of such discharge for the case by the patient is: abandonment
A writ that commands a witness to appear at a trial or other proceeding and to give testimony is a Subpoena
A wrong committed against another person or person's property is a: Tort
Created by: CBohlander



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