Flashcards in ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES Deck (35):
Ethical theory by which decisions are based on a sense of duty
Writing false and malicious information about a person
The unconsented touching of another person.
Provides protection from conduct deemed injurious to the public welfare.
. Abstaining from negative acts toward another, including acting carefully to
An act that results in a person’s genuine fear and apprehension that he or she
will be touched without consent.
The theory on which decisions are based in which evil acts are never
condoned, even if they are intended to advance the noblest of ends.
A violation of a civil law in which an individual has been wronged.
The ethical theory on which decisions are based that ensure the greatest
happiness to the greatest number of people.
The deliberate and unauthorized confinement of a person within fixed limits
by the use of threat or force.
The failure of a professional to perform or to refrain from performing in a
manner in which a reputable member within the profession would be expected
to do so.
An ethical principle that refers to one’s duty to benefit or promote the good
. Law that has been enacted by legislative bodies
Verbalizing false and malicious information about a person
An ethical theory that espouses making decisions based on what is most
advantageous for the person making the decision
Law that is derived from decisions made in previous cases
Law that protects the private and property rights of individuals and businesses.
The ethical theory that espouses “Do unto others as you would have others
do unto you.”
Ethical theory that refers to one’s duty to always be truthful.
Mental illness is
defined in relation to the culture, time in history, political
system, and group in which it occurs.
The single most important action nurses can take to protect the rights of a psychiatric patient is
be aware of that state’s laws regarding care and treatment of the mentally ill.
Nurse Practice Acts
defines the legal parameters of professional and practical nursing
ones duty to always be truthful
set of leather straps that are used to restrain the extremities of an individual whose behavior is out of control and who poses danger to others.
client is confined alone in a room from which he or she is unable to leave
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations ; restrains and seclusion standards
1. Emergency Commitments (court hearing within 72 hours)
2. The mentally ill person in need of treatment
3. Involuntary outpatient commitment (court orders treatment
4. The gravely disabled client ( unable to take care of basic personal needs)
provide safe and therapeutic environment
Peplau : subroles within the role of the nurse
1. The Stranger
2. The Resource Person
3. The Teacher
4. The Leader
5. The Surrogate (nurse as symbol of other individual - mother, teacher..)
6. The Counselor - emphasis
Phases of therapeutic nurse-client relationship
1. Preinteraction ( explore self-perceptions)
2. Orientation (introductory) - establish trust, formulate contract for intervention
3. Working phase - promote client change;
4. Termination phase -evaluate goal attainment, ensure therapeutic closure
client unconsciously displaces to the nurse feeling formed toward a person from the past .
nurses behavioral and emotional response to the client
Therapeutic use of self
the ability to use ones personality consciously
special feelings between two people based on acceptance , warmth, friendliness, and shared common interest