Ch. 2 vocab- study s

Term Definition
assumption of risk Voluntarily and knowingly assumes the risk of an activity through an expressed or implied agreement, but does not forgive a person of reckless conduct
battery The unlawful touching of an individual without consent
ethics Morals; a set of principles or values that influences behavior
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) A federal regulation establishing national standards, for health care information to protect personal health information
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that applies to all educational agencies and institutions that receive funding under any program administrated by the department of Educations
liability Legal responsibility to preform duties in a reasonable and prudent manner
malpractice Professional misconduct or lack of professional skill that results in damage to the patient; negligence by a professional, such as a physician, nurse, certified athletic trainer, or coach
negligence Failure to give reasonable care
risk management Reduction of the potential for injury
standard of care The degree of care, skill, and diligence an equally qualified caregiver would provide
tort A wrongful act resulting in injury in another's person, property, or reputation, for which the injured party is entitled to seek compensation