46 Multiple choice questions
- defamation of character, and invasion of privacy
- assault, battery, false imprisonment
- failure to take reasonable precautions to protect others from the risk of harm
- intentional threat
- intentional, unintentional, quasi-intentional
- makes accessiblitiy to public buildings a civil right of all Americans
by a patient to undergo a medical or surgical treatment or to
participate in an experiment after the patient understands the risks
- (n.) a crime or offense that is less serious than a felony; any minor misbehavior or misconduct
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act - 1996- written to protect the privacy of health info.
- carrying out the threat. you must have an assault to have a battery
documents used to indicate care wishes and limit the amount of unwanted
aggressive treatment and terminal illness. aim to provide "clear and
convincing proof" of wishes
- civil wrong made against a person or property
- failure of professional duty or professional misconduct
- Law which states that no patient can be denied medical treatment
- person publishing info knows its false, and does it anyway
- The right of an individual to keep biographical data, personal ideas, and feelings secret
- words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
- Damaging a person's reputation by making public statements that are both false and malicious
- A proposal that established uniform guidelines for determining when death has occurred.
- gave residents the right to be free of unnecessary and inappropriate restraints.
- a tort consisting of false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
- the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment
- willful acts that violate another's rights.
- regulate relations between individuals or groups of individuals
- (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
- describes an honest mistake by a person operating in good faith
- describe and define the legal boundaries of nursing practice within each state
- Law passed by the U.S. Congress or state legislatures
- how health care providers treat private info once it has been disclosed to others.
healthcare facilities to provide written information on the patient's
right to execute advance directives & to accept or refuse medical
- patient has a right to be free from unwanted intrusions
- prohibits the purchase or sale of organs
- intent to harm is lacking.
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)
- negligence, malpractice
- document that allows individuals to state what measures should be taken to prolong their lives if they have a terminal condition
- law made by the authorities or administrative agencies
- malice, slander, libel
statute that forbids health plans from placing lifetime or annual
limits on mental health coverage that are less generous than those
placed on medical or surgical benefits.
- a legal agreement that allows an agent or representative of the patient to act on behalf of the patient.
- living wills, and durable power of attorney
- depriving a person of freedom of movement without the persons consent and without privilege
person 18 years or older and of sound mind to make a gift of any or all
parts of their body for purposes of organ transplantation or medical
- a crime more serious than a misdemeanor and punishable by imprisonment for more than one year or death
strategy developed to reduce or control the chance of harm or loss to
one's health or life; the process of identifying, evaluating, selecting
and implementing actions to reduce risk to human health and to
- is the ability to make right choices for oneself as it relates to medical care.