Allied Health (residents rights)

care given in long-term care facilities for people who need LTC.
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care given to people who have had treatments, procedures, or surgeries and need short-term skilled care.outpatient careCare that is given by specialists to help restore or improve function after an illness or injury.rehabilitationholistic compassionate care given to people who have approximately six months or less to live.hospice carea term given to the process of transforming services for elders so that they are based on the values and practices of the person receiving care; core values include choice, dignity, respect, self determination, and purposeful living.culture changea type of care that places the emphasis on the person needing care and his or her individuality and capabilities.person-centered caredaily personal care tasks such as bathing; dressing; caring for skin, nails, hair, and teeth; eating; drinking; walking; transferring; and elimination.activities of daily living (ADL's)a federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, have certain disabilities or permanent kidney failure, or are ill and cannot work.medicarea medical assistance program for people with low income, as well as for people with disabilities.medicaiddocumenting information and observations about residents.chartingspecial equipment that helps a person who is ill or disabled to perform activities of daily living.assistive or adaptive devicesthe line of authority within a facility.chain of commanda legal term that means someone can be held responsible for harming someone else.liabilitydefines the tasks that healthcare providers are legally allowed to do as permitted by state or federal law.scope of practicea course of action that should be taken every time a certain situation occurs.policya method or way of doing something.procedurea plan developed for each resident to achieve certain goals; it outlines the steps and tasks that the care team must planbeing caring, concerned, considerate, empathetic, and understanding.compassionateidentifying with the feelings of others.empathysharing in the feelings and difficulties of others.sympathyhaving to do with work or a job.professionalrelating to life outside of one's job, such as family, friends, and home life.personalbehaving properly when working; it includes how a person dresses, the words he uses, and the things he talks about.professionalismshowing sensitivity and having a sense of what is appropriate when dealing with others.tactfulguided by a sense of right and wrong.conscientiousthe knowledge of right and wrong.ethicsrules set by government to help people live peacefully together and to ensure order and safety.lawsnumerous rights identified in the OBRA law that relate to how residents must be treated while living in a facility; they provide an ethical code of conduct for healthcare workers.residents rightsthe process in which a person, with the help of a doctor, makes informed decisions about his or her health care.informed consentlaw passed by the federal government that includes minimum standards for nursing assistant training, staffing requirements, resident assessment instructions, and information on rights for residents.OBRAin a long term care facility to find a problem through survey.citepurposeful mistreatment that causes physical, mental, or emotional pain or injury to someone.abuseany treatment, intentional or not, that causes harm to a persons body.physical abuseemotional harm caused by threatening, scaring, humiliating, intimidating, isolating, or insulting a person, or by treating him as a child.psychological abusethe use of spoken or written words, pictures, or gestures that threaten, embarrass, or insult a person.verbal abusethe forcing of a person to perform or participate in sexual acts against her will; includes unwanted touching, exposing oneself, and sharing pornographic material.sexual abusethe improper or illegal use of a person's money, possessions, property, or other abuseunlawful restraint that effects a person's freedom of movement; includes both the threat of being physically restrained and actually being physically restrained.false imprisonmentthe separation of a person from others against the person's will.involuntary seclusionverbal, physical, or sexual abuse of staff by other staff members, residents, or visitors.workplace violencethe failure to provide needed care that results in physical, mental, or emotional harm to a person.neglectthe purposeful failure to provide needed care, resulting in physical, mental, or emotional harm to a neglectthe unintentional failure to provide needed care, resulting in physical, mental, or emotional harm to a person.passive neglecta threat to harm a person, resulting in the person feeling fearful that he will be harmed.assaultthe intentional touching of a person without his/her consent.batteryphysical, sexual, or emotional abuse by spouses, intimate partners, or family members.domestic violenceany unwelcome sexual advance or behavior that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.sexual harassmentthe repeated use of legal or illegal substances in a way that is harmful to oneself or others.substance abuseactions, or the failure to act or provide the proper care, that result in unintended injury to a person.negligenceinjury to a person due to professional misconduct through negligence, carelessness, or lack of skill.malpracticea legal advocate for residents in long term care facilities; helps resolve disputes and settle conflicts.ombudsmanthe legal and ethical principal of keeping information private.confidentialitya federal law that requires health information be kept private and secure and that organizations takes special steps to protect this information.Heath Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)a person's private health information, which includes name, address, telephone number, social security number, email address, medical record number.Protected Health Information (PHI)a detailed form of guidelines for assessing residents in long term care facilities; also lists what to do if resident problems are identified.Minimum Data Set (MDS)an accident, problem, or unexpected event during the course of care that is not part of a normal routine in a health care facility.Incident