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1

What is professional misconduct?

The wrong conduct or poor conduct of a nurse outside their duty of care, e.g., drunken behaviour or illegal activity outside work

2

What is unprofessional conduct?

Behaving outside the agreed or accepted standards of being a nurse, e.g., not maintaining patient confidentiality

3

What is Standard of Care?

The knowledge, skills, attitude and judgement expected of members of a profession to practice safely

4

What are the 3 major elements of consent?

1. The consent must be given voluntarily
2. The consent must be given by a person who has the capacity and competence to understand
3. The person requiring care must be given enough information to be the ultimate decision maker

5

What is negligence?

Misconduct or practice that is below the standard expected of an ordinary, reasonable and prudent person

6

What is criminal negligence?

- Occurs when the health care professional's action has been grossly negligent as to be deliberately reckless and maybe charged under criminal law
- Criminal law deals with actions against the safety ad welfare of the public
- Murder, manslaughter and theft

7

Define assault

An attempt or threat to touch another person unjustifiably

8

Define battery

The wilful touching of a person, or person's clothes or items on their person that may or may not cause harm

9

What are the 3 types of consent?

1. Implied
2. Verbal
3. Written