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  1. Nonmaleficence
  2. Statutes
  3. Individual autonomy
  4. Malpractice
  5. Negligent malpractice
  1. a to provide services in a manner that protects all clients and minimizes harm to them and others involved in their treatment.
  2. b term of common usage referring to certain types of misconduct or improper performances of professional duties by a dentist or other healthcare provider, for which he or she becomes legally liable to compensate a patient who is the victim of these wrongful acts
  3. c the right to be treated with respect, informed consent prior to treatment, and they have the right to full disclosure of all relevant information so that they can make informed choices about their care
  4. d written by a legislative branch of government
  5. e is the failure to perform a duty that the law imposes on one person for the benefit of another, is the predominant cause of action in medical malpractice cases

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. value client trust and understand that public trust in our profession is based on our actions and behavior
  2. a principle that demands that a healthcare professional hold in strict privacy all information gained regarding a patient in the course of treatment.
  3. promoting the well being of individuals and the public by engaging in health promotion and disease prevention activities.
  4. Signed into law in 1996, and took effect on October 16, 2002; covers three areas: patients privacy, patients rights, administrative requirements of personnel and institutions in the healthcare industry
  5. Says that before a physician or dentist, or his or her agent, may administer any treatment, the patient must be adequately informed about the proposed therapy and its effects and must freely consent to being treated

5 True/False questions

  1. Complaints commonly filed against dental hygienistsMust accurately record in the dental treatment record and prevent any attempt to alter an entry. If an error is made during the entering of information into the record, then it should be acknowledged as an entry and the correct information entered.


  2. Ownership and access to dental treatment recordsPatients may be charged a reasonable fee for copying their records but cannot legally be denied access to records because they have outstanding balances for treatments recieved.


  3. Dental Hygieniststo provide services in a manner that protects all clients and minimizes harm to them and others involved in their treatment.


  4. Assaultwritten by a legislative branch of government


  5. Torttwisted conduct; occurs when a legal duty other than a contract that is owed to a plaintiff is violated; two types are intentional and unintentional