taking responsibility for one's actions. Meet health care needs of the patient in a sage and caring way.
Sometimes called a living will. Is a consent that has been constructed before the need for it arises. Spells out the patients wishes regarding treatments.
is the threat to harm another, or even threaten to touch another without that person's permission.
the asking of ancillary, unlicensed personnel to perform certain duties or task.
actual physical contact that has been refused or that is carried out against a persons will
one who is legally fit (mentally and emotionally)
permission given by the patient or his legal representative.
when one person makes remarks about another person that is untrue, and the remarks damage that person's reputation.
the assignment of duties to another person.
making a decision or treating a person based on a class or group to which he belongs, such as race, religion, or sex, rather than on his individual qualities.
Do Not Resuscitate (DNR)
orders written by a physician when a patient has indicated a desire to be allowed to die if he stops breathing or his heart stops.
actions and beliefs approved of by a particular group of people.
rules of right and wrong from and eithical point of view.
a committee formed to consider ethical problems.
also known as ethical principles
act of ending another person's life, with or without the person's consent to end actual or potential suffering. Is not legal in any state.
preventing a person from leaving, or restricting his movements in a facility.
health care agent
surrogate decision maker, a person chosen by the patient to follow the patient's advanced directives and make medical decisions on his behalf
if there is a occurrence out of the ordinary this is the document that is used to state what happened, and who was all involved.
invasion of privacy
a violation of the confidential and privileged nature of a professional relationship.
rules of conduct established by our government.
also known as an advanced directive
negligence by a professional person. Person does not act according to professional standards of care as a reasonably prudent professional would.
failing to do something a reasonably prudent(sensible and careful) person would do.
Nurse Practice Act
Each state writes their own laws and regulations regarding licensure.
Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
was passed in 1970 to improve the work environment in areas that affect workers' health or safety.
one who speaks for and protects the rights of a patient.
permission to do what is usually not permitted in other circumstances.
may be mechanical such as locks, rails, belts, or garments that can prevent a person from getting out of a room, bed, or chair, or they can be chemical drugs. A physician must order.
sensible and careful
recognition of one state's nursing license by anther state.
is a legal form used to excuse one party form liability.
an unexpected patient care event that results in death or serious injury.
standards of care
detailed guidelines describing the minimal nursing care that can reasonably be expected to ensure high quality care in a defined situation (eg, a medical diagnosis or a diagnostic test)
laws, may be civil or criminal
violation of a civil law
reporting illegal or unethical actions
private. a civil wrong is a tort.
The practice of nursing is regulated by:
The State Boards of Nursing
A successful lawsuit requires the following four elements:
duty, breach of duty, causation, and injury
Situation, Background, Assesment, Recommendation.