Card Set Information
An intentional threat designed to make the victim fearful; produces reasonable apprehension of harm
The harmful or offensive touching of another person
The study of specific ethical questions that arise in health care.
The rights of personal liberty guaranteed under two U.S. constitutional amendments
The capacity to understand the consequences of one's decisions
A release from an inpatient psychiatric facility that is contingent upon outpatient commitment
The ethical responsibility of a health care professional that prohibits the disclosure of privileged information without the patient's informed consent
duty to warn
An obligation that may result in the breach of confidentiality on the part of the health care worker to warn third parties when they may be in danger from a patient.
"a situation in which there is a conflict between two or more courses of action, each carrying favorable & unfavorable consequences"
"The discipline concerned with standards of values, behaviors, or beliefs adhered to by individuals or groups"
Maybe a misdemeanor or tort brought against health care workers who illegally hold people in confinement. Confinement includes restraint within a limited area & restraint within an institution
Health Insurances Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)
A bill enacted in 1996 that established national standards for the protection of electronic medical records.
"A form of consent that is not expressly given but implied from circumstances of a person's particular situation or a person's actions, especially in life-threatening or serious situations"
One type of voluntary admission in which there is no formal or written application
"A legal term that indicates that a person has been provided with a basic understanding of risks, benefits, & alternatives & is receiving treatment voluntarily"
Willful & intentional acts that violate another person's rights or property
Admission to a psychiatric facility without the patient's consent
involuntary outpatient admission
Court mandates for medication & other treatments as a condition for remaining in the community rather than in the hospital. These mandates are controversial & not used in all communities in the U.S.
least restrictive alternative doctrine
Mandates that the least restrictive & least disruptive means be used to achieve a specific purpose
long-term involuntary admission
"Used for extended care & treatment of those with mental illness. Commitments are obtained through medical certifications, judicial hearings, or a administrative action."
An act or omission to act that breaches the duty of due care & results in or is responsible for a person's injuries
"An act, or failure to act, that breaches the duty of due care & results in an unintended or is responsible for another person's injuries."
right to privacy
the legal expectation or privacy concerning the sharing medical information
right to refuse treatment
"the right to reject forced treatment. This right takes into consideration the person's right of choice, or autonomy, & beneficence, actions which benefit others"
right to treatment
the right to expect appropriate & adequate treatment
admitting patients with acute psychiatric symptoms on an emergency basis upon written order of a primary care provider for a limited amount of time
a civil wrong for which money damages (or other relief) may be obtained by the injured party (plaintiff) from the wrongdoer (defendant)
termination of a patient-institutional relationship
unintentional acts against another person that produce injury or harm
inpatient acre sought by the patient or the patient's guardian through a written application to the facility
writ of habeas corpus
"A ""formal written order"" to ""free the person"""