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23 terms

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