Chapter 3: Healthcare Ethics and Law | Pretest

  1. What makes laws different from ethics?
  2. Give an example of something that might be included in a person's values.
  3. What is an example of an unethical workplace practice?
  4. What is another name for civil law?
  5. Is it unethical or illegal to tell a friend about the contents of someone's health records?
  6. Which type of law deals with disputes between individuals, organizations, or a combination of the two?
  7. What is the term for a summary of a patient's rights regarding treatment and information?
  8. Who should you speak to in a hospital if you need to report a violation of patients' rights?
  9. What laws protect a person from legal action if they have given free, emergency medical aid to someone?
  10. What term describes any misconduct or lack of skill by a professional that results in patient injury?
  11. What legal document, authored by the patient, gives written instructions about healthcare decisions in the event that he or she becomes incapable of making such decisions in the future?
  12. Name the document that indicates that if the patient stops breathing or the patient's heart stops, CPR or advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) should not be performed.
  13. What is the term for a person under 18 years of age who has legally established that he or she does not live with parents and is financially and legally responsible for his or herself?
  14. Name the principle that protects patients' right to personal information.
  15. Which act of Congress, mentioned in chapter 2, created a law including a privacy provision for patient health records?
  16. Give an example of sexual harassment in the workplace.