Chapter 2 The Nursing Assistant

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abuse

the intentional mistreatmen or harm of another person

accountable

being responsible for one's actions and the actions of others who perform delegated tasks; answering questions about and elxplaingin one's actions and the actions of others

assault

intentionally attempting or threatening to touch a person's body without the person's consent

battery

touching a person's body without his or her consent

civil law

laws concerned with relationships between people

crime

and act that biolates a criminal law

criminal law

laws concerned with offenses against the public and society in general

defamation

injuring a person's name andreputation by making false statements to a third person

delgate

to authorize another person to perofm a task

ethics

knowledge of what is right conduct and wrong conduct

false imprisonment

unlawful restrain or restriction of a person's freedom of movement

fraud

saying or doing something to trick, fool, or deceive a person

invasion of privacy

violating a person's rights to have his or her name, picture, or private affairs exposed or make public without giving consent

job description

a list of responsibilities and functions the agency expects you to perform

law

a rule of conduct made by a government body

libel

making false statements in print, writing, or through pictures or drawings

malpractice

negligence by a professional person

negligence

an unintentional wrong in which a person fails to act in a reasonable and careful manner and causes harm to a person or to the person's property

responsibility

the duty or obligation to perform some act or function

slander

making false statements orally

standard of care

the skills, care, and judgment required by the health team member under similar conditions

task

a function, procedure, activity, or work that dows not require an RN's professional knowledge or judgment

will

a legal statement of how a person wants property distributed after death

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