Chapter 7 Legal Implications of Nursing

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A body of law that has evolved from accumu lated judiciary decisions is known as which of the following?
a. Statutory law
b. Administrative law
c. Common law
d. Constitutional law

c. Common law

A nurse who misrepresents the outcome of a procedure or treatment may have committed which of the following torts?
a. Slander
b. Fraud
c. Libel
d. Assault

b. Fraud

Which of the following is the process in which specialty knowledge, experience, and clinical judgment are validated by many U.S. professional organizations?
a. Certification
b. Accreditation
c. Licensure
d. Litigation

a. Certification

Which of the following is the primary reason for filling out an incident report?
a. To document everyday occurrences
b. To document the need for disciplinary
c. To improve quality of care
d. To initiate litigation

c. To improve quality of care

The Good Samaritan laws would protect which of the following actions performed by a healthcare practitioner?
a. Any emergency care where consent is given
b. Negligent acts performed in an emergency situation
c. Medical advice given to a neighbor regard ing her child's rash
d. Emergency care for a choking victim in a restaurant

d. Emergency care for a choking victim in a restaurant

Protection of employees from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin is provided under which of the following government agencies?
a. OSHA
b. EEOC
c. HUD
d. NAACP

b. EEOC

When a nurse has met all the criteria necessary for recognition by the ANA, he/ she is said to have undergone which of the following processes?
a. Licensure
b. Accreditation
c. Certification
d. Registration

c. Certification

__________ law is law in which the government is involved directly.

Public

A state's ____________ protects the public by
broadly defining the legal scope of nursing practice.

Nurse practice act

______________ specialized form of credentialing based on laws passed by a state legislature.

Licensure

A nurse called by either attorney to explain to the judge and jury what happened, based on the patient's record, and to offer an opinion about whether the nursing care met acceptable standards is called a(n) ___________.

Expert Witness

When the nurse participates in establishing, maintaining, and improving healthcare environments and conditions of employment, he/she is participating in a practice known as
______________.

collective barging

When a nurse documents the falj of an elderly patient, he or she is filing a(n) ___________ report.

incident

The Joint Commission defines a(n) ____________ an unexpected occurrence involving death or serious or psychological injury, or the risk thereof.

Sentinel Event

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