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Surgical technology ch 2
Terms in this set (21)
Act that causes another person to fear that he or she will be touched in an offensive, insulting, or physically injurious manner without consent or authority to do so.
Actual act of harmful or unwarranted contact with a person, including contact without proper consent.
Slander (oral statement) or libel (written statement) that damages a person's reputation or good name.
Illegal detention of a person without consent (restraints), or forcing a person to stay in an area by not allowing him or her to leave.
Intentional infliction of emotional distress
Disparaging remarks made about a patient that result in emotional distress.
invasion of privacy
Disclosure of private information concerning a patient or photographing a patient without consent.
all legal decisions reported on a given legal subject.
Method of pretrial discovery in which questions are answered under oath
Formal written accusation from a grand jury
Group of citizens who decide the outcome of a criminal or civil trial
taking another property without consent
Obligation to so or not do something that is the responsibility of the corpaorate body
Obligation by the individual to do or not do something
Reckless disregard for the safety or another; willful indifference
Legal principle, created by a court decision, that provides an example or authority for judges deciding similar issues later
Standard of care
Description of conduct that is expected of an individual or professional in a given circumstance
State statutes, regulations, principles, and rules having the force of law
Court order to appear and testify or produce required documents
When parties to a dispute present evidence in a court of law in order to achieve a resolution or, in a criminal act, to determine a person's innocence or guilt
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