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Intro to LEB

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  • 1. Law: societal rules that are advisable or obligatory to observe; designed to protect the welfare and safety of society; must be obeyed under penaltyEthics: set of moral standards & codes of behavior that guild how we actBioethics: moral issues that arise as result of modern medicine & research
  • 2. When the law and ethics overlap
    Access to medical care
    Informed consent
    Confidentiality & exceptions
    Advance directives
    Abortion
    Physician assisted suicide
  • 3. Philosophical principles to guide medical ethics
    Autonomy: patient s right to chose
    Justice: treating patient fairly
    Beneficence: obligation to help
    Nonmalfeasence: do no harm
    Fidelity: keeping promises
  • 4. Codes of Ethics
    American Association of Medical Assistants
    Principles of Medical Ethics: American Medical Associationpage 242
  • 5. Professionalism
  • 6. Professionalism
    Exhibits:
    courteous
    conscientious
    business-like manner
    in the workplace
  • 7. What does your employer expect?(soft skills)
    Confidentiality
    Loyalty
    Dependability
    Kindness and compassion to patients
    Adaptability
    Credibility
    Attitude
  • 8. Lack of initiative by employees is the number one complaint by employers
  • 9. Obstructions to Professionalism
    Personal baggage
    Poor morale
    Lack of focus
    Procrastination
  • 10. Professional Attributes
    Teamwork
    Prioritizing
    Goal Setting
    Personal Growth