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vocab law wk1

vocab, laws and ethics week 1

accountability exectation that an individual may be called to account for actions taken which were consistent with the responsibilities contracted by employment
ambulatory surgery surgical care performed under various types anesthesia without overnight hospitalization
anesthesiologist specially trained physician who provides anesthesia to surgical patient
assault unlawful threat to harm another physically
attitude mental position, feeling or emotion toward a fact or state
battery the carrying out of physically threatened harm
body language gestures, mannerisms, body movement, bearing, and physical appearance of an individual which communicates information and attitudes to the receiver
circulator member of the surgical team who supplies the needs of the scrubbed team members, coordinates room activites, and attends to patient needs
communication process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior
comparative negligence the degree of negligence in which each of the parties may be shown to have been responsible for the injury complained of
complaint legal process charging a party with a wrong done or a crime commited
confidential communication statement made to a lawyer, physician, or clergyman in confidence and implicity understood that it shall remain a secret
crime illegal act against society
culture customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religous, or social group
defamation wrongs of slander and libel
defendant person accused of a tort or crime who is required to make answer in a legal action or suit
diagnostic to determine the mature and cause of an illness
doctrine of res ipsa loquitor occurence speaks for itself
don to put on
empathy putting one's self in another person's position
expert witness person haveing special training or experience who assists a judge and jury in their decision-making process
fear emotion marked by dread, apprehension and alarm
feedback returning information to the source after an action or process, primarily to evaluate or correct the source
feelings personal, subjective responses to a person or situation
felony serious crime punishable by law with penalties ranging from imprisonment to death
health care team all personnel that contribute to the care of patients, whether directly or indirectly
incompetence being unqualified or inadequate to perform a duty or duties
intraoperative during surgery
invasion of privacy wrong that violates a person's right to be free from unauthorized intrusion
lack of proper supervision supervisor, instructor, or physician is absent while the st is performing responsibilites
liability state of being answerable or responsible
liable to be legally bound, as to make good any loss or damage that occurs in a transaction
listening receiving, processing, and evaluating sounds
litigation lawsuit
malpractice improper, careless, or ignorant treatment
negligence lack of care or skills that any person in the same situation would be expected to use
palliative relieve or alleviate symptoms, without curing the unlying cause or disease
peer one that belongs to the same group in society, primarily determined by age, grade, or status
perioperative occuring in the period immediately before, during, and after surgery
plaintiff one who commences a legal action or suit to obtain a remedy for an injury to his/her rights; the complaining party
preoperative before surgery
prophylactic prevent the occurrence of disease or illness
restorative regain patient's health and strength
Created by: a1h12