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Law & Ethics - Chapter 4

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What do you call those damages awarded by the court to punish the defendant
punitive
What is awarded to a plaintiff when a defendant is found guilty of a tort
damages
In what phase of a lawsuit is a jury selected
trial
What do you call the criteria by which our actions in a given situation are judged competent or incompetent
liability
Physicians have a duty of care first toward whom
their patients
What are mediation and arbitration types of
alternative disupute resolution
What do you call damages awarded by the court where the dollar value and the loss must be proved
special compensatory
What do you call damages awarded by the court so that the defendant pays for violation of rights where the dollar value need not be proved
general compensatory
What do you call the performance of a lawful act in an illegal or improper manner
misfeasance
Damages may be collected by a deceased's beneficiaries under what statute when a patient's death is judged due to negligence
wrongful death
In what phase of a lawsuit is a deposition taken
pretrial discovery
What is a means of establishing a standard of care in a trial
expert testimony
To prove negligence what must a plaintiff prove
duty and dereliction, direct cause and damages
What do you call the failure to act when one should
nonfeasance
What is the performance of a totally wrongful act
malfeasance
A plea made for the case to be reviewed by the highter court occurs in what phase of a lawsuit
appeal
Attorneys make opening and closing statements in what phase of a lawsuit
trial
A jury reaches a verdict in what phase of a lawsuit
trial
We are responsible for our actions, or our failure to act under what
The reasonable person standard
What do you call information held confidential whithin a protected relationship such as physician-patient
privileged communication
What do you call those damages that recognize the wrong, but ward only a token amount
nominal
In what phase of a lawsuit are supoenas issued
pretrial discovery
As employers, what do physicians have general liability for
the practice's building and grounds; employees using their automobiles for work purposes; employee safety on the job
Healthcare practitioners may be charged with negligence under what
the standard of care for their profession
Healthcare workers are legally obligated to safeguard a patient's what
privacy
What is liability
the legal responsibility of competent adults for their own acts
The increasing number of HIV/AIDS patients led to increased concern over the ethical and legal implications concerning what
privacy
When a defendant is found guilty of a tory, the plaintiff is awarded compesation based upon what
Extent of his or her injuries; loss of incom; mental anguish
What do yo call the failure to act when someone should
nonfeasance
What is Res ipsa loguitur also known as
doctrine of common knowledge