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ethics & legal conct


Accountability taking responsibility for your actions,being answerable to someone for something you have done.
Attitude a manner of thought or feeling expressed in person's behavior.
Autonomy personal liberty, right of self-government.
Behavior what people do and say
Code of Ethics a set of standards for behavior based on values.
Confidentiality protecting the privacy of any confidential information,spoken or written.
Damages monetary compensation awarded by a court for an injury caused by the act of another.
Defendant an individual, company, or institution sued or accused in a court of law.
Deposition declaration, pretrial statement of a witnessunder oath
Discrimination seeing a difference, prejudicial treatment of a person.
Empathy Capacity to share and understand the feeling or ideas of another.
Ethics behavior that is based on values,how we make judgments in regard to right and wrong.
evidence all the means by which any alleged matter of fact,the truth of which is submitted to investigation at trial, is established or disproved
expert witness a witness who has special knowledge of the subject about which he or she is to testify.
Fidelity doing what one promises.
Hostile environment a sexual oriented atmosphere or pattern behavior that is determined to be sexual harassment.
Implied contract a non explicit agreement that impacts some aspects of the employment relationship.
Informed consent a doctrine that states that before a patient is asked to consent to a risky or invasive diagnostic or treatment.
Liability being responsible either for damages resulting from an injurious act or from discharging an obligation or debt
Medical Malpractice professional negligence of a health care professional, failure to meet a professional standard of care.
Negligence failure to satisfactory perform one's legal duty, such another person incurs some injury
Philosophy principles
plaintiff the person who brings a lawsuit against another
principles basic truths, moral code of conduct
Quid Pro Quo involves making conditions of employment(like promotions) contingent on the victim providing sexual favors
respondeat superior legal doctrine that imposes liability upon the employer.
respect holding a person in esteem or honor, having appreciation and regard for another.
Retaliation payback
Scope of Practice a legal description of what a specific health professional may and may not do
Sexual Harassment unwanted,unwelcome behavior ,sexual in nature
Standard of care the legal duty one owes to another according to the circumstances of particular case
Statute a law passed by the legislature and signed by the governor at the state level and the president at the federal level.
Statute of Limitations the time within which a plaintiff must bring a civil suit.
Tact use of discretion regarding feeling of others
Tort a wrong against another person or his property that is not a crime but for which the law provides a remedy
Values Personal beliefs about the worth of a principle standard,or quality.
Values Clarification Examination of our value system.
Work Ethics moral values regarding word
Created by: judithhuerta