Key Terms Ch 3

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Key Terms Ch 3
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  1. PRIVILEGE
    Permission to do what is usually not permitted in other circumstances
  2. ETHICAL CODES
    actions and beliefs approved of by a particular group of people
  3. ETHICAL PRINCIPLES
    Rules of right and wrong from an ethical point of view
  4. ETHICS COMMITTEE
    A committee formed to consider ethical problems
  5. DELAGATION
    The assignment of duties to another person
  6. ASSIGNMENT
    Which can be done to a unlicensed person
  7. STANDARDS OF CARE
    Provide a way of judging the quality and effectiveness of pt care and in legal cases determine whether a nurse acted correctly
  8. ADVANCE DIRECTIVE
    A consent that has been constructed before the need for it arises
  9. HEALTH CARE AGENT
    Surrogate decision maker
  10. DNR
    Orders are written by a physician when the pt has indicated a desire to be allowed to die if he stops breathing or his heart stops
  11. PATIENT ADVOCATE
    One who speaks for protects the right of the pt
  12. NEGLIGENCE
    Simply defined as failing to do something reasonably prudent person would do or not
  13. MALPRACTICE
    Negligence by a professional person
  14. INVASION OF PRIVACY
    A violation of the confidential and privileged nature of prefessional relationship
  15. LIBEL
    Written form of defamation
  16. ASSAULT
    The threat or harm another, or even threaten to touch another without that person's permission
  17. BATTERY
    The actual physical contact that has been refused or that is carried out against the person's will
  18. DEFAMATION
    One person makes remarks about another person that are untrue and the remarks damage that other person's reputation
  19. SLANDER
    Oral forms of defamation
  20. FALSE IMPRISONMENT
    Preventing such a person from leaving, or restricting his movements
  21. OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT
    To improve the work environment in areas that affect worker's health of safety. Handling infectious or toxic materials, radiatoin safeguards and use of electrical equipment
  22. DISCRIMINATION
    Making a decision or treating a person based on a class or group to which he/she belongs such as race, religion, or sex, rather than on his/her individual qualities
  23. SEXUAL HARASSMENT
    Unwelcom sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of sexual nature
  24. SENTINEL EVENT
    An unexpected pt care event that results in death or serious injury
  25. CONFIDENTIAL
    Kept private
  26. CONSENT
    Permission given by the pt or his legal representative
  27. COMPETENT
    One who is legally fit mentally and emotionally
  28. RELEASE
    A legal form used to excuse one party from liability
  29. LIABILITY
    Responsibility
  30. PROTECTIVE DEVICES
    Mechanical, locks, rails, belts or garments that prevent a person from getting out a room, bed or chair or chemical
  31. ETHICS
    Rules of conduct that have been agreed to by a particular group
  32. EUTHANASIA
    Mercy killing
  33. WHISTLE - BLOWING
    Reporting illegal or unethical actions
  34. INCIDENT REPORT
    An occurent that is out of the ordinary
  35. LAWS
    Rules of conduct that are established by our government
  36. STATUTES
    Laws may be either civil or criminal
  37. TORT
    A violation of civial law
  38. NURSE PRACTICE ACT
    Law that defineds the scope of nursing practive and provides for the regulation of the profession by a state board of nursing
  39. RECIPROCITY
    Recognition of one state's nursing license by anoher state
  40. ACCOUNTABILITY
    Taking responsibility for one's actions
  41. LIVING WILL
    Advance directive is a consent that has been constructed before the need for it arises
  42. PRUDENT
    Sensible and careful

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