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Accountable under the law?
Liable
The legal obligation of health care workers to patients and, sometimes nonpatients?
Duty of care.
The level of care expected of a doctor in carrying out his/her professional duties?
Standard of care.
The act of holding information in confidence and not to be released to unauthorized persons?
Confidentiality.
Information held confidential within a protected relationship?
Privileged communication.
The performance of a totally wrongful and unlawful act?
Malfeasance
The performance of a lawful act in an illegal/improper manner?
Misfeasance
The failure to act when one should?
Nonfeasance
Name the 4 D's of Negligence?
1.Duty
2.Derelict
3.Direct cause
4.Damages
This means the person charged with negligence owed a duty of care to the accuser?
Duty
The means the health care provider breached the duty of care to the patient?
Derelict.
The means the breach of the duty of care to the patient was a direct cause of the patient's injury?
Direct Cause.
This means there is legally recognizable injury to the patient?
Damages.
Means "The thing speaks for itself"; also known as the doctrine of common knowledge. Under this doctrine no expert witnesses need be called?
res ipsa loquitur
Monetary awards sought by plaintiffs in lawsuits?
Damages.
The failure to act when one should?
Nonfeasance
State statutes that allow a person's beneficiaries to collect for loss for the deceased from earnings of negligent lawsuit?
Wrongful death statutes.
Issued by the clerk of the court and is delivered with a copy of the to defendent?
Summons
Legal document requiring the recipient to appear as a witness in court/or to give a deposition?
Subpoena
Sworn testimony given and recorded outside the courtroom during the pretrial phase a case?
Deposition
Written set of questions requiring written answers from a plaintiff or defendant under oath?
Interrogatory
Legal doc. requiring the recipient to bring certain written records to court to be used as evidence in a lawsuit?
Subpoena duces tecum
Statements sworn to under oath by witnesses testifying in court and giving depostions?
Testimony
Methods of settling civil disputes between parties using mediators/arbitrators without going to court?
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
Name 3 areas of liability for which a employer/physician is responsible?
1. Building & Grounds
2. Automobiles
3. Employee Safety