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Chapter 5: Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
: Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
Terms in this set (65)
failure to give care normally expected, resulting in injury to another
health care records
information about health care provided to a patient; legal document
a legal document indication a person's wishes regarding medical treatment
personal information given to health personnel by patient; confidential
any care resulting in physical harm, pain, or mental anguish
information about a patient that must remain private
a false statement causing ridicule or damage to a person's reputation
obligations that are understood without verbally expresses terms
a wrongful act that does not involve a contract; civil wrong
persons state in writing what measures should or should not be taken to prolong life
an agreement between two or more persons
providing improper or unprofessional treatment, resulting in injury to another
a person who has the authority to act as representative for another
agreements between two or more parties that are stated clearly in writing or orally
invasion of privacy
revealing personal information about a person without the person's consent
without legal capacity to form a contract
Patient Self- Determination Act (PSDA)
mandates requirements with which health care facilities must comply
oral defamation of character
legal relationships between people and the protection of person's rights
permission granted voluntarily by a patient after a procedure is explained to the patient
assault and battery
threat or attempt to injure and unlawful touching of another
principles relating to what is morally right or wrong; standard of conduct
restraining or restricting an individual's freedom
responsibilities that are authorized or based on law
factors of care that all patients can expect to receive
Designation of Health Care Surrogate
permits a person to appoint another to make health care decisions for that person
written defamation of character
Durable Power of Attorney (POA)
person designated to make health care decisions of designee is unable to do so
wrongs against a person, property, or society; crime
is a rule that must be followed.
When health care records are destroyed after the legal retention time, they should be burned or ______ to maintain confidentiality
Practicing in a health profession without the required license or misusing narcotics is an example of _______ law
A living will must be signed when the individual is competent and witnessed by ____ who cannot benefit from the death
What term is defined as a threat or attempt to injure another?
In every aspect of life, there are certain laws and ________ to protect individuals and society
A patient signs a form consenting to a surgical procedure, which is a(n) _____ contract
assault and battery'
Performing a procedure after a patient has refused to give permission is an example of ____
A health care worker overhears another worker telling a friend about a patient's health problems. What ethical principles is being violated?
When a patient is threatened, belittled, or ridiculed, what type of abuse in involved?
A health care worker overhears a visitor make comments about a patient that the worker knows are incorrect. What tort is involved in this situation?
code of ethics
When you enter a health occupation, it is important to learn the ______ for that occupation
A patient enters a health care facility and a health care worker observes many bruises on the patient's body. The patient is also withdrawn and has dirty hair. What do these observations indicate?
Patients must always give consent for any care, and they have the right to _____ care.
The principal is responsible for the agent's actions
The following statements in true of the agent's role.
____ contracts are obligations that are understood without verbally expressed terms.
Ethics provide a code of behavior
The following statements about ethics is true.
To maintain confidentiality when using computers, many health care facilities require workers to use _____ to access certain information
Cross out the information with one line
If an error is made on a written health care record, personnel should
All information considered privileged communications must be kept ______
When a patient is physically restrained without proper authorization or without justification, what kind of tort is involved?
Inform patients about how their health information is used
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) establishes federal standards that require every health provider to take what action?
These privileged communications is exempt by law and must be reported.
Invasion of privacy'
When a patient is improperly covered during a procedure and others see the patient is exposed, what kind of tort is involved?
Most of the national organizations affiliated with the different health care occupations have established ______ codes for their personnel
Report the actions to the proper authorities
If health care workers observe others taking illegal actions, they should:
Provide or withhold specific medical or surgical procedures
A durable power of attorney allows the appointed person to:
abuse include hitting, forcing people against their will, restraining movement , or depriving people of food or water.
All risks associated with treatment must be explained completely to the patient
The following statement is true of contracts
Living will state what measures should be taken to prolong life
The following statements about living wills is true
Personnel should always _____ patients to be sure they have the correct patient and obtain the patient's consent before performing any procedure
an offer, an acceptance, and a consideration
three parts of the contracts
If a contract is not performed according to agreement, the contract is _____
civil and criminal
type of laws affect health care workers
They must know and follow state laws regulating their licenses, registrations, or set standards for their profession
This statement about what health care professionals/workers are required to know is true
Federal and state legislation requires health care agencies to have written polices concerning _________
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