47 terms

Law and ethics midterm review

denial defense
the most common defense provided by the defendant in a medical malpractice case
continues even If patient is physically or mentally incapacitated
the authority of a health agent to act on behalf of the patient
thing speaks for itself
res ipsa loquitor
minor children may receive life saving treatment
even if parent refuses
a breach of confidentiality is considered unethical and illegal and is prohibited
confidential information that has been told to a physician by a patient is
privileged communication
a patient request to either use or not use life sustaining treatments and artificial nutritional support is known as
a living will
the patient signature on an informed consent indicates
understanding of treatment options,expressed consent, understanding of the limits or risks in the pending treatment all of the above
patients who indicate by their behavior that they accept procedure provides
implied consent
a federal program of care for the poor implemented by the states
physicians may
refuse to treat a patients,except in emergencies,not refuse to treat patients, withdrawal from a contract if the patient is uncooperative a and c
physicians can turn away patients that
they have not agreed to treat
an indigent person is
unable to pay for medical care
abandonment can be avoided by
giving formal notice of withdrawal from a case
physician who believes that his or her AIDS patient that may place the health of others in danger has the ethical obligation to
persuade the patient to tell his/ her significant other
patient Confidentiality does not apply in the case of
the life or safety of the patient
patient has the right to
deny treatment,give informed consent for any treatment,expect the appropriate standard of care all of the above
reciprocity is the practice of
accreditation by which a state grants a license to practice medicine to a physician already licensed in another state
accreditation of allied health educational programs is provided by
the ordinary skill and care that medical practitioners must use is called
the standard of care
confidentiality involves
disclosing private information about a person to a third party only when a patients written consent is given
the purpose of chain of command for healthcare decisions is to
provide decision making by the most qualified person
practice used to control or minimize the incidence of problem behavior that might result in jury to patient and employees is
risk management
Medicare is a federal program of
healthcare coverage in which rationing of care might occur in the future,healthcare coverage for the elderly and disabled b and c
action taken to confine a patient against his/ her will is
false imprisonment
failure or omission to perform professional duties to an accepted level is
contract between physician and patient can be terminated for
failure to follow instructions on the part of the patient, missed appointments by the patient, failure to pay services all of the above
the person being sued is the
the purpose of medical acts is to protect the
general public
medical practice acts
provide for a medical examining board in each state,establish the baseline for practice of medicine in each state,forbid the practice of medicine without a license all of the above
the board ofexaminers in each state grants licensure through
examination,endorsement,reciprocity, certification, all of the above
successful completion of national board medical examination provides
empathy requires the ability to
understand the feeling of another person
which of the following is the best definition of confidentiality
the ability to safeguard another persons information
three step model developed by Kenneth Blanchard and Norman Vincent Peale is used toe valuable
n ethical dilemma
individual states
may vary on how they interpret and implement state laws,must administer the federal law the same a and c
statutes are laws passed by
congress or state legislature
a rule or law made by an agency is called a/an
civil law is commonly handled and settled
outside. the courtroom
intentional tort include
assault and battery,defamation,false imprisonment all of the above
which definition most accurately describes applied ethics
the practical application for moral standards that are meant to benefit the patient
illegal actions are
usually unethical
the purpose of law is to
provide a way of measuring our actions, punish us when our actions break the law a and b
the quality of being virtuous is called
an example of utilitarianism might include
an organ for transplant going to the person needing it the most
the purpose of medicał professional organizations is to
set ethical standards for practice within the profession
unethical acts are
not always illegal