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1

The American Hospital Association published a Patient's Bill of Rights, which is now revised and called _

The Patient Care Partnership.

2

The Code of Ethics is a moral statement of _ for practicing nurses and for student nurses.

Accountability.

3

Scope of nursing practice

1. Defines specific activities for each level of nursing and who can perform what functions.
2. Part of the responsibility of the *state board* of nursing.

4

Negligence

Failure to act as an ordinary prudent person or "reasonable man" would under similar circumstances.

5

Four elements of negligence

1. Duty.
2. Breach of duty.
3. Proximate cause or causal connection.
4. Damages or injuries.

6

Malpractice

A specific type of professional negligence that occurs when the standard of care that can be reasonably expected from professionals is not met.

7

Assault

The *threat* or *attempt* to inflict effective physical contact to a person.

8

Battery

The invasion of a person's privacy by unpermitted *touching*.

9

False imprisonment

The unlawful intentional confinement of another within fixed boundaries so that the confined person is conscious of or harmed by the confinement.

10

Autonomy

A patient's right to self-determination without outside control; the freedom to make choices and decisions about one's own care without interference, even if those decisions are not in agreement with those of the health care team.