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35 Cards in this Set

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Health insurance portability accountability act. Patient confidentiality


Health information technology economic and clinical health. Confidentiality electronically feb.2009

Expressed contracts

Terms of are Documents written out

Implied contracts

Some terms not stated but understood by parties based on nature of transaction

Boilerplate language

Standard language used repeatedly without change

Legal disability

Disability for legal purposes if has a physical or mental impairment long term adverse effects


Person or business with authority to act on behalf


Legally binding exchange of promises or an agreement between parties law will enforce

Patient self-determination act(PSDA)

Health care institutions inform patients at time of admission or enrollment about their rights under state law

Patients rights

Accept or decline surgical treatment, participate in and direct their own health decisions, prepare advance directive, discrimination to those with no advance directive, info on providers policies recognizing advance directives.

Malpractice mistakes

Medical errors, inaccurate diagnosis, failure to diagnosis condition, lack of informed consent, mistakes during surgery, and instruments left in patient during surgery

Criminal law terms

Assault, battery, felony, and harassment.

Civil law terms

Libel, slander, false imprisonment, invasion of privacy, reportable conditions, negligence, reasonable care and sexual Harassment.

Omnibus budget reconciliation act

1987 implements patient rights and guidelines for nursing homes.

Scope of practice

Procedures actions health care practitioners permitted to perform under their license

Standard of care

Care that would be reasonably expected under similar situations

4 core values

Dignity, service, excellence, and fairness and justice

Person perspective on right vs wrong

Family, religion, friends, coworkers, teacher, and society

Code of ethics

Principles of conduct for decision making and behavior


Standard of behavior

Psychological needs four categories

Adequacy and security, social approval and self esteem, order and meaning in life, and self growth

Four types of euthanasia

Voluntary, non-voluntary, involuntary, and assisted suicide

Implied consent

Giving approval through an action

Expressed consent

Giving approval verbally or writing


To be free or released from liability or requirements


Under civil law wrongs committed by one against another

Gross misconduct

Unacceptable behavior of serious nature


Adopted patients bill of rights in 1973. Updated 1992. And replaced by patient care partnership 2003

Three ethical questions

Legal? Fair? And what conscience would say?

Reportable incident

Any event with adverse effects on health safety, welfare, of patients, coworkers, or others

Inspector general

Concerns for Medicare and Medicaid fraud or abuse


Ethical decisions pertain to life issues

Institutional review board

Oversee research studies to protect participants from unnecessary risks

Health care customers

Doctors visitors guest vendors and patients

Patient centered care

Doctors and patient work in partnership to seek medical outcomes