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Ch 5 MedLaw

Ch 5 - Medical Law and Ethics -Fremgen

QuestionAnswer
withdrawing medical care from a patient without providing sufficient notice to the patient abandonment
written statement in which people state the type and amount of care they wish to receive during a terminal illness and as death approaches Advance directive
when a noncompliant patient leaves a hospital without the physician's permission Against Medical Advice
person authorized to act on behalf of a patient Agent
voluntary agreement that a patient gives to allow a medically trained person to touch, examine and treat them Consent
a designation placed on the patient's record indicating that in the case of cessation of circulation or breathing, CPR is not done Do Not Resuscitate
a legal agreement that allows an agent or representative of the patient. Durable Power of Attorney
an agreement that is made through inference by signs, inaction, or silence Implied consent
consent granted by a person after the patient has received knowledge and understanding of potential risks and benefits Informed consent
a person assigned by a court to stand in place of the parents and who possesses their legal rights and responsibilities toward the child in loco parentis
a legal document in which a person states that life-sustaining treatments and nutrition support should not be used to prolong life living will
a person who has not reached the age of maturity, which in most states is 18. minor
confidential information that has been told to a physician or attorney by the patient privileged information
prediction for the course of a disease prognosis
a person who acts on behalf of another person proxy
allows persons 18 years of age and of sound mind to donate any or all body parts for purposes of organ transportation or medical research Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
a person under 18 judged to be mature enough to understand the physicians mature minor
a person between the ages 15 and 18 who is either married, in the military, or self supporting and no longer lives under the care of a parent. emancipated minor
Created by: Kirkster