HSC 204 Health Profession Vocabulary Terms Flashcards


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Accreditation

process whereby an independent, impartial organization/agency formally recognizes a health facility or an educational program as meeting its predetermined standards

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Certification

permission granted by a nongovernment agency or association to practice a profession after successful completion of pre-established standards

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Code of Ethics

set of ethical standards/principles which guise an individual's behavior/conduct

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Ethics

moral standards/principles governing professional conduct

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Good Samaritan Laws

state laws protecting health professionals from civil liability when providing emergency assistance; assistance cannot be reckless/grossly negligent

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Licensure

permission granted by a government agency to practice a profession after successful completion of pre-established standards; requirements vary by state

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Licensure by Endorsement

process of evaluating an "out-of-state" professional's credentials

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Malpractice

professional misconduct/negligence

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Professional Liability

legal obligation of health professional, or their insurers, to compensate patients for damages caused by acts of omission or commission by practitioners

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Reciprocity

mutual agreement between two states whereby each state recognizes the license from the other state

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Registration

listing of licensed or certified health professionals on an official roster

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Scope of Practice

professional practice boundaries (rights, responsibilities, restrictions)

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Standards of Care

expected professional conduct in a given situation (reasonably prudent person concept)