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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

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