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abandonment

a situation in which a health-care professional stops caring for a patient without arranging for care by an equally qualified substitute

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assault

the open threat of bodily harm to another

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battery

an action that causes bodily harm to another

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bioethics

principles of right and wrong in issues that arise from medical advances

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breach of contract

the violation of or failure to live up to a contract's terms

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civil law

involves crimes against persons. A person can sue another person, business, or the government. Judgements often require a payment of money

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consent

a voluntary agreement that a patient gives to allow a medically trained person the permission to touch, examine, and perform a treatment

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contract

a voluntary agreement between two parties in which specific promises are made

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criminal law

involves crime against the state. When a state or federal law is violated, the government brings criminal charges against the alleged offender

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durable power of attorney

a document naming the person who will make decisions regarding medical care on behalf of other persons in that person become unable to do so

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ethics

general principles of right and wrong, as opposed to requirements of law

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expressed contract

a contract clearly stated in written or spoken word

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felony

a serious crime, such as murder or rape, that is punishable by imprisonment. In certain crimes, a felony is punishable by death

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fraud

an act of deception that is used to take advantage of another person or entity

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implied contract

a contract that is created by the acceptance or conduct of the parties rather than the written word

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law

a rule of conduct established and enforced by an authority or governing body, such as a federal government

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minors

anyone under the age of the majority - 18 in most states, 21 in some jurisdictions

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misdemeanor

a less serious crime such as theft under a certain dollar amount or disturbing the peace. A misdemeanor is punishable by fines or imprisonment

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neglegence

a medical professional's failure to perform an essential action or performance for an improper action that directly results in the harm of a patient

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tort

in civil law, a breach of some obligation that causes harm or injury to someone