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Right and wrong conduct is known as


The most common type of medical tort liability is


A person being sued is called the


The withdrawal of a physician from the care of a patient without reasonable notice of such discharge from the case by the patient is


An unlawful threat or attempt to do bodily injury to another is


The health worker is protected by law if it can be determined that he or she acted reasonable as compared with fellow workers this is called

reasonable care

Negligence by a professional person is called


An act that violates criminal law is called


The breaking of a law, promise, or duty is called


The ability to see things from another person's point of view is


The time established for filing law suits is

statute of limitations

A writ that commands a witness to apear at a trial or other proceeding and give testimony is a(n)


a wrong committed against another person or the person's property ia a


Holding or detaining a person against his will is

false imprisonment

A violation of a person's right not to have his or her name, photograph, or private affairs exposed of made public without giving consent is

Invasion of privacy

A major punishment is imposed other than a misdemeanor is


one who institutes a lawsuit is


a legal statement of how an individuals property is to be distributed after death is


Information given by a patient to medical personnel which cannot be disclosed without consent of the person who gave it is

privileged communication

a rule of conduct made by a government body is


Failure to do something that a reasonable person would do under ordinary circumstances that ends up causing harm to another person or a person's property is


permission granted by a person voluntarily and in his right mind is


Injuring the name and reputation of another person by making false statements to a third person is


An agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of some definite thing is


lack of physical or mental fitness is known as


The final decision of a court in an action or suit is


Responsibility of an employer for the acts of an employee is

respondeat superior

A latin term signifying that a person is not of sound mind is

no compos mentis

A person who is no longer under the care, custody, or supervision of a parent is called a(n)

emancipated minor

An impartial panel established to listen to and investigate patient's complaints about medical care or excessive fees is called a _______ commitlee.

medical grievance

latin for "things done; deeds"; the facts and circumstances attendant to the act in question would be called

res gestae

testimony of a witness under oath and written down before trial for possible use when the case comes to trial is


A statute that enforces private right and liabilities, as differentiated from criminal law is called a

cicil law

violation or omission of a legal or moral duty is called

breach of duty

A deliberate physical attack upon a person is called


latin for "he who acts through another acts for himself" is called

qui facit per alium facit perse

The branch of study of moral issues, questions, and problems arising in the practice of medicine and in biomedial research is called


A statement given concerning some scientific, technical, or professional matter by an expert, such as a physician is called

expert testimony

A patient's failure to act prudently and reasonably, or doing that which a reasonable person would not do under similar circumstances is called

contributory negligence

consent to treatment based on a full understanding of all possible risks of unpreventable results of that treatment is called

assumption of risk

Conduct, courtesy, and manners that are customarily used in a medical office by medical professionals are known as

medical etiquette

An intentional perversion of truth for the purpose of inducing another in reliance upon it to part with some valuable thing belonging to him or to surrender a legal right is calld.


To interrupt or discontinue a suit temporarily with the intention or resumption at a later date, or to ask for a continuance is called a _____.


Latin for "things decided'- that is, a matter already decided by judicial authority is called.

res judicate

That which in natural and continuous sequence, unbroken by any new independent cause, produces an event, and without which the injury would not have occurred is called_____.

proximate cause

The presumption or inference of negligence when an accedent is otherwise unable to be explained in terms of ordinary and known experience is called.

res ipsa loquitur

Failure to achieve an agreed upon result, even when the highest degree of skill has been used, is called

breach of contract

What license must a physician have to dispense, prescribe or administer controlled substances?


Unauthorized disclosure of information regarding any patient to a third party may result in.

invasion of privacy

Medical research is often published in medical journals that are evaluated by members of the medical community through a process known as.

peer review

Under the peer review improvement act of 1982, peer organizations are responsible for the review for appropriateness and necessity of putting a patient into the hospital by a process known as ______ review.


A fraudulent signature is called.


______ are defined as what are right and wrong


Which one of the following might involve a decision based upon bioethics?

the use of fetal tissue transplantation for research

A physician must have the patient's permission in writing to reveal any confidential information except for which one of the following?

Gunshot wound

It is _______ to deny treatment to an HIV infected parients.


_____ is a federal regulation that requires health care professionals to protect the privacy and confidentiality of patients' health information.


In the health care field the acronym HIPAA stands for.

Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act

The statement " A physicaian shall respect the law" is a part of the.

AMA code of ethics

Which of these generally results from an act of carelessness, without an intent to harm?

breach of cofidentiality

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