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Define Value

Related to your own beliefs of something’s worth and may differ from others around you

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Define Ethics

Made up of values that influence your decisions and behavior

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Define Advocate

To stand up for that which is in the pts best interest

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What is. Battery?

To touch an individual w/o consent

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What is Assault?

To purposely threaten physical harm to an individual

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Define Competency

The legal qualification to make one’s own decisions

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What is a Durable Medical Power of Attorney?

Legal written designation making another person responsible for one’s medical decisions

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Define Liability

One’s responsibility for his or her own actions, such as acts of negligence

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Define Libel

False written statements about another that are made publicly known, with intent to harm

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What is Malpractice?

Injury, loss, or damage to a patient because of failure to provide a reasonable standard of care or demonstrate a reasonable level of skill

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What is negligence?

Failure to provide certain care that another person of the same education and locale would generally provide under the same circumstances

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What does Civil laws protect?

An individual’s personal rights, which include most health care issues

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What is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and when was it created?

HIPAA- 1996

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What does the Nurse Practice Act Define and who governs it?

Scope of Practice ; Board of Nursing

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What has to be reported always?

Diseases, outbreaks, child abuse , abuse of elderly over 60 , knife and gunshot wounds

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What is False Imprisonment?

Intentionally preventing a patient from leaving a facility or restricting his or her movement within the facility

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What is it called when someone leaves facility against Physcian’s advice?

AMA -Against Medical Advice

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What can be considered Sexual Harassment ?

Touching or rubbing against another person
Physically standing within another’s “personal space”
Telling or playing jokes on another that are sexual in nature or carry a sexual innuendo
Engaging in personal conversations regarding reproductive organs or sexual activity that can be overheard by someone who is offended by the context
Having wandering eyes or facial expressions that make the recipient uncomfortable
Stalking

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What is the name of the law that provides legal protection to the voluntary caregiver at sites of accidents and emergencies?

Good Samaritan Law

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How old do you have to be to sign an informed consent?

18 years old unless emancipated

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What is implied consent?

The only time that medical treatment may be provided without written consent is when a life-threatening emergency exists.

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True/False : If it was never charted it was never done

True

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Define Emancipated?

Free from legal, social, or political restrictions