Ethics in Health Science
Code of Ethics
Laws in Health Science
Ethical Issues in Health Science
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100

Moral principles of an individual or organization which guide decisions

Ethics

100

Established the world’s first national code of medical ethics in 1847

American Medical Association (AMA)

100

Most common regulatory law in health science which protects confidential patient healthcare information from being shared

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

100

Legal responsibility to provide restitution for actions caused by negligence and malpractice

Liability

100

Mrs. P's basketball #

15

200

Patient’s right to make their own medical decisions based on beliefs and values

Autonomy

200

Principles to guide professional conduct and identify the responsibilities of health science professionals

Code of Ethics

200

Requires emergency medical facilities to provide care to all individuals who enter the emergency department

Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA)

200

Ethical responsibility to not disclose patient information without authorization

Confidentiality

200

Mrs. P's favorite food

Tacos

300

Patient’s right to fair and equal treatment

Justice

300

Was founded to make a positive impact in health science through laboratory medicine

American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)

300

Audits healthcare providers to ensure compliance with HIPAA security and privacy requirements

Health Insurance Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH)

300

Negligence or void in the care of a patient by a health science professional or organization which causes injury to a patient

Malpractice

300

Mrs. P's daughter's name

Savannah

400

Healthcare professional’s duty to refrain from maltreatment, minimize harm, and promote good care toward patients

Beneficence

400

Requires individuals to be informed or obtain legal authorization to be used as a subject for research

Informed Consent

400

Failure to rightfully treat a patient and provide proper care for a patient’s condition

Negligence

400

Mrs. P's favorite color

Yellow

500

Patient’s right to not be harmed during care

Non-Maleficence

500

Federal agency which regulates laws pertaining to workplace hazards

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

500

May occur in situations of carelessness, maliciousness and indiscretion

Breach of Confidentiality

500

Mrs. P's favorite Disney movie

The Lion King

600

Description of activities a licensed, practicing health science professional is permitted to perform

Scope of Practice

600

Mrs. P's college

Texas Tech University (TTU)

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