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Any action that place the person in apprehension of a harmful or offensive contact without consent ;contact is not necessary

Assault

32

Any unintentional touching without consent ; Giving an injection without consent

Battery

33

Unjustified restraint of a person without legal warrant ; Restraining a conscious patient

False imprisonment

34

Invasion of privacy or defamation of character

Quasi-intentional tort

35

Protects from unwanted intrusion into his or her private affairs ; Hippa

Invasion of privacy

36

Publication of false statements that damages reputation

Defamation of character

37

Person is aware what is written or said is false but proceeds anyway

Malice

38

Speaking false about someone

Slander

39

Written defamation of character

Libel

40

Conduct that fall below the standards of care ; a breach of duty

Negligence

41

Professional negligence ;four steps ; 1)nurse had a duty to patient 2) didn't carry out that duty 3) patient was injured 4) nurses failure caused the injury

Malpractice

42

Informed consent ; contracts and collective-bargaining; documentation; incident report; professional liability insurance

Legal safeguards for nurses

43

Agreement to allow something to happen; written confirmation after exclamation has been given an individual understands; violations could result in battery

Informed consent

44

Evidence of care

Documentation

45

Database for further investigation in an attempt to determine deviations from standard of care

Incident report

46

Contracts between a nurse and an insurance company

Professional liability insurance

47

Living will and durable power of attorney

Advanced directives

48

Protects people with disabilities which includes mental or physical impairments

ADA ;Americans With Disabilities Act

49

Basis for privacy and confidentiality

HIPPA health insurance portability and accountability act

50

The right to be free of unnecessary and inappropriate restraint

Restraints

51

Encourages health professionals to assist in emergencies outside of work ;limits their liability and offers legal immunity for nurses to help at the scene of an accident with in their Scope of practice

Good Samaritan act

52

Encourages identification and discipline of practitioners to engage and unprofessional conduct

National practitioner data Bank

53

That's legal standards for healthy workplace

OSHA

54

Child elder abuse impaired nurses communicable diseases

Reporting obligations

55

Narcotics

Controlled substances

56

Study of conduct and character ;what is right and wrong based on moral reasoning and reflects value

Ethics

57

Formal statement that States a profession's guidelines for ethical behavior; Set standards for the professional to achieve

Code of ethics

58

Refers to freedom from external control ; protects patient's independence ;Example would be a self-determination act

Autonomy

59

Taking positive actions to help others; Example would be getting a different Form of a medication

Beneficence

60

Avoidance of harm or hurt; Oath taken at graduation

Non-maleficence