Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 8 | Lecture: b | Slide: 6
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Ethics and Professionalism
Lecture:Ethical and legal standards
Slide content:Standards of Professionalism 8.4 Figure: Standards of professionalism (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0, 2012). 6
Slide notes:The relationship between professionalism and law is a two-way street. The law sets standards for professionalism, and standards set by a profession can provide a basis for legal responsibility. State medical practice laws are a primary source of legal standards of professionalism, but other state and federal laws also apply. Courts sometimes decide that a health care professional did not meet the bottom-line standard for professionalism. In other words, health care professionals are sometimes found legally liable for actions that are not specifically prohibited by law. 6