Medical Law & Ethics

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Medical Law & Ethics
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Medico Legal Terms Q2
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Medical Law & Ethics Medico-Legal Terminology Quiz 2
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  1. The performance of an improper action.
    Malfeasance
  2. The improper performance of an action which is approved.
    Misfeasance
  3. Failure to perform an approved action.
    Nonfeasance
  4. A crime less serious than a felony.
    Misdemeanor
  5. Not of sound mind; insane. Any mental derangement.
    Non Compos Mentis
  6. The person who complains; the accuser; he who brings suit.
    Plaintiff
  7. A person who. even if not present, is related with the performance of a felonious act (crime).
    Accessory
  8. The use of force or violence upon the person of another "treatment without consent".
    Battery
  9. Negligence on the part of the plaintiff which is proximate (probable) cause of or contributing to the patient's injury.
    Contributory Negligence
  10. The accused: he who denies or defends against the accusations of another.
    Defendant
  11. The cause of the injury was closely related to the defendant's negligence.
    Proximate Cause
  12. An exception to the hearsay rule. Evidence admissible even though may be "hearsay".
    Res Gestae
  13. "The thing speaks for itself". Obvious charge. Circumstantial evidence doctrine: nature of the injury strongly or obviously implicates negligence.
    Res Ipsa Loquitur
  14. Defamation of character by verbal statements.
    Slander
  15. The order which states you are required to bring also any books, documents or other things under his control, and to produce them as evidence.
    Subpoena Duces Tecum
  16. Written testimony; under oath, in response to interrogation (written and/or oral questioning).
    Deposition
  17. Minor whose parents have surrendered all rights/claims, responsibilities in relation to him. Generally regarded as able to consent for themselves. A married, divorced or pregnant minor.
    Emancipated Minor
  18. One entrusted by the law with the care and/or property of another.
    Guardian
  19. Bound or obliged by law; responsible; chargeable.
    Liable
  20. "Holding the Place" A deputy, substitute, lieutenant or representative.
    Locum Tenens

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