Flashcards in Legal Deck (39):
State the legal therm for placing an Alzheimer's patient into a wheelchair and putting a vest restraint on him so he will not fall without trying other less restrictive alternaties.
You are working in an Emergency Department when you note a patient that you are concerned might have been physically abused. List 3 signs/symptoms that might signal physical abuse
unexplained bruises, fractures, or injuries; a change in personality; poor personal hygiene; withdrawn behavior; patient statements that indicate abuse; burns in the shape of cigarettes
What is an advance directive that designates a person to make health care decisions when the person is unable to make decisions for himself?
Durable Power Attorney for Health Care
What is the legal term for permission granted voluntarily by a person can understand?
What is the legal term for writing defamatory matters about an individual or a group?
What is the term for failing to complete a task that another health professional with similar training would have done or doing a task incorrectly compared to usual standards which results in injury to the patient?
Confidentiality has become a huge issue in health care today. New regulations designed to protect the private health information of patients has been implemented. This legislation is called what?
Health Information Portability and Privacy Act
The American Hospital Association created a document that states patients should receive considerate and respectful care, be allowed to participate in health care decisions, have medical information private and confidential, and to be informed of the hospital policies, etc. This document is called what?
Patient's Bill of Rights
A licensed nurse administers an inappropriate dose of a medication which the average nurse with similar training and experience would clearly have know was not correct. This failure to perform to the standard of a professional nurse is an example of what?
You are caring for a patient who is difficult to work with. You overhear a coworker state, "If you don't take these pills right now, I am going to shove them down your throat." What is the legal term for this type of threat?
The act of telling a friend about a clients condition, without the clients consent is known as?
Breech of Confidentiality
What is defined as a failure to perform care for a patient in a reasonable prudent manner resulting in patients injury?
What is a document, signed by individual while he or she is of sound mind called that an individuals wishes regarding health care he/she is to be given in a life threatening situation or death is immenent
Advanced Medical Directive
What is the name of an advance directive that is a request by an individual that life sustaining procedures not be used in case of incurable injury or illness?
What is the document called, that permits and individual to appoint another person to make any decisions regarding healthcare if that individual becomes unable to make any decisions?
Durable Power of Attorney
What are wrongful acts that do not involve contracts?
What is failure to give care that is normally expected of a person in a particular position, resulting in injury to another person?
What is restraining an individual or restricting an individual's freedom called?
What is the name of the law that guarantees that residents in long term care facilities receive trained nursing assistance?
OBRA or Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
A____ is a wrongful act against a person or property excluding a breach of a contract.
What is the name of an advanced directive that is requested by an individual that........ "life sustain" not be used
Permission granted voluntary by the patient for a procedure.
Term for failure to give care that is normally given to a person
A health care worker should perform only the duties for which they were qualified. Performing duties based upon your job description, level of training and qualifications is working with in your?
Scope of practice
False written communicating something untruthful and harmful about another person is called
False spoken communicating something untruthful and harmful about another person is called
Permission granted for a medical procedure after all the risk involved have been explained in terms a person of sound mind can understand is
The act that requires states to establish training and competency evaluation programs for nursing and geriatric assistants is
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act(of 1987) OBRA
What is the term for science of philosophy of law?
What is the failure of professional skill or learning the results in injury, loss or fame to the patient?
What is the failure to execute the care that a prudent person exercises?
Performing a procedure with out consent is an example of what offense?
PSDA mandates all health care facilities that receive federal aid must inform every adult orally and written about what document
Permission granted voluntarily for a procedure is an example of
CDC is an acronym for controlling of disease what is official name
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
3 examples of advance directive concerning life support name 2 of the 3
living will, durable power of attorney
Type of law concerned with he private rights of an individual that allows a person to sue another person is a ____ law
What is the name for the law that requires health care facilities to provide information about advanced healthcare directive to adults on admission
PSDA or Patient Self-Determination Act)