Flashcards in Values and Ethics Part 3 Deck (10)
Intentional or unintentional
A wrong against a person or property.
Name some intentional Torts.
defamation of character (slander, libel)
invasion of privacy
What are some unintentional torts?
-An unreasonable or careless act
-failure to act in a reasonable and prudent manner
-conduct falls below the standard of care
-an act or failure to act in a reasonable and prudent manner in conducting professional duties as defined by members of the profession
What is the difference between assault and battery?
-assault: threat or attempt to make bodily contact with another person with or without that persons permission
-battery: assault that is carried out. Includes willful, angry, violent or negligent touching of another persons body or clothes or anything attached to or held by that other person. Battery also results when a HCP performs a procedure that goes beyond the scope of the patients consent.
Explain malpractice duty, breech of duty, causation, and damages....
-duty: obligation to use due care
-breech of duty: failure to meet standard of care
-causation: failure to meet standard of care (breech) caused the injury (hardest part to prove)
-damages: actual harm or injury resulting to pt
What are some examples of malpractice?
-failing to check arm band
-not checking allergies
-not monitoring patient in a timely manner
-not following 6 rights of med admin.
-not following policy and procedure
Explain the legal concept of standard of care.
-legal guidelines for nursing practice
-provides for minimum acceptable nursing care
-what a reasonable person would/would not do in a similar situation