Flashcards in Legal Concepts, Risk Management, and Ethical Issues Chapter 2 Deck (20)
Formal process by which qualified individuals are listed in a registry.
Federal act that establishes privacy standards to protect patients' medical records & other related information.
Legal right granted by a government agency in compliance with a statute that authorizes and oversees the activities of a profession.
"Above all, do no harm"
Primum non nocere
Each person is responsible for his or her own conduct, even though others may be liable as well.
Doctrine of personal liability
One who is controlling or directing the employee has greater responsibility than the one who is paying the employee.
* captain of the ship doctrine
Doctrine of borrowed servant
Recognition by an appropriate body that an individual has met a predetermined standard.
"The thing speaks for itself"
Res ipsa loquitur
AST motto- "The patient first"
The ability to reasonably anticipate that harm or injury may result because of certain acts or omissions, such as not applying a safety strap or side rail.
Doctrine of foreseeability
Leaving a patient who needs care and is dependent on their presence as a caregiver.
Adverse outcome that results from the activity of health care professionals
Ex: protection of the ulnar nerve
Report of an irregular or adverse patient occurrence.
Description of conduct that is expected of an individual or professional in a given circumstance.
Standard of care
Civil wrong, may be intentional or unintentional.
Omission (not doing) or commission (doing) of an act that a reasonable and prudent individual would not do under the same conditions, may be associated with the phrase "departure from the standard of care".
Or a lack of skill or care
Legally responsible for damages, obligation to do or not do something. May be corporate or personal.
System of moral principals and rules that become standard for professional conduct.
Oral statement that damages a person's reputation.