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  1. what ethical concept is this? the duty to act to benefit or promote the good of others.
  2. what ethical concept is this? respecting the rights of others to make their own decisions.
  3. what ethical concept is this? the duty to districute resources or care equally, regardlss of personal attributes.
  4. what ethical concept is this? This relates to loyalty and faithfulness to the client and to one's duty.
  5. what ethical concept is this? this refers to being honest when dealing with a client?
  6. what ethical concept is this? avoidance of harm or hurt.
  7. one type of voluntary admison that is similar to any genral hospital admision in which there is no formal or written application. this is sought by the patient. Which type of admission is this?
  8. sought by the patient or the patient's guardian through a written application to the facility. which type of admission is this?
  9. used for
    1.) people who are confused or demented, they can't make decisions on their own
    2.) for people who are so ill they need emergency admission
    which type of admission is this?
  10. admission to a facilty without the patients consent. used generally when a person is in need of psychiatric tx, presenta danger to self or others, or is unable to meet his/her own basic needs. which type of admission is this?
  11. primary purpose is extended care and tx of the mentally ill. admitted through medical certification, judicial review, or adminstriative action. which typ of admission is this?
    long-term involuntary admission
  12. can be preventive measure, allowing a court order before the onset of a psychiatric crisis that would result in patient admission? what type of admission is this?
    involuntary outpatient admission
  13. define a conditional release?
    usually requires outpatient tx for a specified period to determine the patient's adherence w/ medication protocols, ability to meet basic needs, and ability to reintegrate into the community.
  14. define a unconditional release?
    the termination of patient institution relationship.
  15. what law is this? right to psychiatric tx in public hospitals must be provided to all persons admitted.
    right to treatment
  16. what law is this? patients may withold consent or withdraw consent at any time. retraction of consent must be honored.
    right to refuse tx
  17. informed consent: patients must be infored of what?
    • the nature of their problem or condition
    • the nature and purpose of proposed tx
    • the risk and benfits of that tx
    • the alternative tx options
    • probability of tx sucess
    • risk of not consenting to tx
  18. define competnecy?
    capacity to understand the consequences of one's decisions
  19. when is it appropriate to use restraints?
    • when the particular behavior is physically harmfull to the patient or a third party
    • when alternative or less restrictive measures are insufficient to protect the patient or others from harm
    • when a decrease in sensory overstimulation (seclusion only) is needed
    • when the patient anticipates that a controlled environment would be helpfula dn request seclusion
  20. name some contradictions to seclusions.
    • extremely unstable medical and psychiatric conditions
    • delirium or dementia leading to inability to tolerate decreased stimulation
    • severe sucidal tendencies
    • severe drug reactions or overdoses or need for close monitoring of drug dosages
    • desire for punishment of patient or convience of staff
  21. defn duty warn
    psychotherapist has the duty to inform a patients potential victim of potential harm
  22. defn duty to protect
    psychotherapist has the duty to protect that other person from harm. may need to call the intended vitim, the victims family or the police.
  23. what is a tort?
    a civil wrong for which mondey damages may be collected by the injured party.
  24. what type of intentional tort is this? confining a client to a specific area, such as seclusion room for conveince of the staff.
    false imprisonment
  25. making a threat to a clients person, sucha as approaching the client in a threatening manner w/ a syringe in hand. what type of intentional tort is this?
  26. touching a clinet in ahramful or offensive way is considered?
  27. what is the unintentional tort?
    unintended acts against another person that produce injury or harm (negilgence/malpractice)
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2011-09-26 19:58:48
laws chapter book ATI

legal and ethical guidelines for safe practice
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