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Ethical Principles & Legal Terminology (PTA)

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autonomy   honor wishes of competent individuals  
beneficence   act for benefit of others  
confidentiality   keeping client info. within appropriate limits  
duty   obligations to others in society  
fidelity   moral duty to keep commitments that have been promised  
informed consent   signed document giving permission to render treatment prior to initiation of treatment  
justice   quality of being just, fair; righteousness  
malpractice   failure to exercise skills that would normally be exercised by other members of the profession with similar skills & training  
negligence   failure to do that reasonable/prudent person would have done in same/similar circumstances for a given situation  
nonmaleficence   do no harm  
paternalism   someone fails to recognize another's rights & autonomy  
rights   ability to take advantage of a moral entitlement to do something or not to do something  
risk management   the i.d., analysis, & eval. of risks & selection of most advantageous method for treating them  
veracity   tell the truth  


   


 
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