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Legal Resp. & ethics

Legal Responsibilities and Ethics

Criminal law and Civil law Criminal: focuses on one person doing one bad thing. Civil: focuses on issues between people.
Material Saftey Data Sheets (MSDSs) manufactures must provide these with any hazardous products they sell. Must include: product, description, health hazard data, ingredients, precautions, transportation, disposal, fire/explosion reactivity, physical data.
Bloodborne pathogen standard Protects workers from disease caused by exposure to body fluids.
Consequences Fired from job, community services, fines paid to government, loss of license, probation, imprisonment, execution.
Torts and Contracts Tort: a case in which a person is harmed because of another person's actions or failure to act. Contract: a voluntary agreement that is beween people.
Ethics, Laws, & Morals Ethics: rules of proper conduct amound a group of people, such as religion/profession. Laws: rules of conduct enacted /enforced by governments. Morals: also known as personal ethics, are an individual's personal values.
Code of Ethics (1) Autonomy: health care workers respect patient's dignity/rights, including their right to make decisions regarding their health care.
Code of Ethics (2) Beneficence: Health care workers promote patients health and well being.
Code of Ethics (3) Fidelity: Health care workers care for patients according to their profession's scope of practice.
Code of Ethics (4) Nonmaleficence: Health care workers refrain from harning patients.
Code of Ethics (5) Veracity: health care workers communicate with patients truthfully.
Code of Ethics (6) Confidentiality: health care workers maintain confidentiality of patients health information.
Code of Ethics (7) Justice: health care workers treat patients equally and without discrimination
Created by: Paul Mayuiers
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