Med Law 2

  1. Due care
    The duty to have adequate regard for another person's rights.
  2. Standard of care
    The degree of care which a reasonably prudent person should exercise under the same for similar circumstances.
  3. Vicariously liable
    Legally obligated in place of someone else
  4. Reasonable person
    The prudent person whose behavior would be considered appropriate under the circumstances.
  5. Layperson
    One lacks training any specific profession.
  6. Procedures Manual
    Reference handbook explaining the procedures by which a legal right may be enforced.
  7. Contingency
    Something that may occur but dependent upon and an uncertain future event.
  8. Damages
    Momentary compensation for loss or injury.
  9. Tort
    The private wrong or injury
  10. Fiduciary
    Holding or held in trust
  11. Wanton
    Done with reckless disregard of another's rights are needs.
  12. Guardian ad litem
    A person appointed by the court to serve in the best interest of the child or an incapacitated person.
  13. Breach
    The unlawful violation of an obligation or contact either by commission or by omission.
  14. Negligence
    Failure to take responsible precautions to protect others from the risk of harm.
  15. Incompetence
    Those who lack the necessary qualifications to perform a duty.
  16. Memorialize
    To document an incident.
  17. Express contract
    A clear, definitive agreement between two or more parties.
  18. Implied contract
    Not indicated by direct words but evident from the conduct of the parties.
  19. Guardian
    A person fully entrusted to take care of the person, property, and rights of someone incapable of managing his or her own affairs.
  20. Sanction
    The penalty imposed for violating the law or accepted procedure
  21. Comparative negligence
    Negligence measure by percentage
  22. Contributory negligence
    Conduct by a plaintiff that is below the standard legally required to conform for his or her own protection.
  23. Assumption of risk
    Voluntary acceptance of a known danger
  24. Strict liability
    Responsibility of a seller or manufacturer for any defect product unduly threatening a consumers' personal safety.
  25. Preponderance of evidence
    Evidence that is more convincing than offered by the opposition.
  26. Sole proprietorship
    Health care professional operating a business alone.
  27. Partnership
    Association of two or more individuals to act as a co-owner of a the business venture.
  28. Negotiated fee schedule
    Agreement upon amount an insurance company or third-party payer will reimburse for a particular medical procedure.
  29. Ethics
    The study of moral choices that conform to professional standards of conduct.

    The system of moral standards are values.
  30. Morals
    Rules of conduct based on standards of right and wrong
  31. Bioethics *
    Study of medicines moral questions Provoked when treatment of patients is prescribed simply because we have knowledge and technology.
  32. Hippocratic oath
    Sets forth and ethical code for the medical profession; attributable to the Greek " father of medicine".
  33. Wrongful death
    Death caused by negligence
  34. Parens partiae
    Responsibility of the state as guardian of persons within the call disability.
  35. Eugenics
    The study of hereditary improvement by controlling genes.
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