statutory law: a body of written laws originating in Federal, state, and local
legislatures (para 3-3a).
subjective test of the reasonable patient standard of disclosure: the standard
whereby the physician's duty to disclose information material to the decision is
determined by the informational needs of the individual patient (para 1-14c(2)).
terminal value: a value based on a decision to choose one end-state of existence
in favor of another, e.g., quality of life versus sanctity of life (para 2-2b).
therapeutic privilege: the physician's prerogative to withhold information if he or
she reasonably believes that the patient's mental or physical well-being would suffer
as a result of learning the information. (Consent must still be obtained, usually from
a relative) (para 1-18)).
tort: a civil wrongdoing or injury, other than contractual, which gives rise to an
action for damages to compensate the injured party (paras 3-9c and 4-2a).
value: a goal or an ideal upon which we base decisions affecting our lives (para
End of Appendix C