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1

What are the components required for establishing if a nurse was negligent in their delivery of care?

i. There was a duty of care
ii. Duty of care was breached
iii. There was a resultant harm
iv. Harm was reasonably foreseeable

2

What terms are commonly used to describe types of consent in health care.

- Implied
- Written
- Verbal

3

Doctrine of Emergence/Doctrine of Necessity allows health care practitioners (HCP) to initiate life-saving treatment without consent, when in the best interests of the patient. T/F?

True

4

Laws created by Government in Parliament are known as?

Act's

5

The application and consideration of law in healthcare and ethical decision making are not considered to be interrelated when applied to practical healthcare delivery. T/F?

False

6

Nurses can only be prosecuted in the criminal court of law

False

7

Advance care directives, Power of Attorney and Not for resuscitation (NFR) orders are all the same.

False

8

Nursing ethics are...

- Ethical issues from the real world and are unique to nurses and nursing decision making
- Ethical issues as they apply to directly to nursing practice and nursing decision making

9

What acts can a Nurse potentially be charged with?

- False Imprisonment
- Trespass
- Negligence
- Assault and Battery

10

Battery is the act of?

Physical contact with a person

11

Justice

The responsibility to be fair in way we treat others

12

Non-maleficient

The responsibility to actively do no harm

13

Autonomy

The right a person has to make their own decisions

14

Veracity

Ethical obligation to be honest with ourselves and our patients (Truth-telling)

15

Beneficence

The responsibility of actively doing good.

16

The legal definition of a 'minor' has recently changed. A child is considered a minor up to either twelve (12) years of age or up to sixteen (16) year of age depending on which State or Territory you are working. T/F?

True

17

Assualt is the act of?

Action that causes person to think they maybe injured

18

Does the patient have the right to withdraw consent and if so, what is the applicable timeframe.

Anytime

19

Describes the guidelines to direct the use of Not for resuscitation (NFR) orders.
NFR orders should be...

Clearly documented on dedicated form, following discussion with patient and family and signed by senior medical profession