Unit 9 Taylor Chpt 7

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  1. process by which drugs are transferred from the site of entry into the body to the bloodstream
    Accreditation
  2. threat or an attempt to make bodily contact with another person without that person’s permission
    Assault
  3. assault that is carried out
    Battery
  4. process by which a person who has met certain criteria established by a nongovernmental association is granted recognition
    Certification
  5. law resulting from court decisions that is then followed when other cases involving similar circumstances and fact arise; common law is as binding as civil law
    Common law
  6. general term that refers to ways in which a professional competence is maintained
    Credentialing
  7. offense against people or property; the act is considered to be against the government, referred to in a lawsuit as “the people”, and the accused is prosecuted by the state
    Crime
  8. an intentional tort in which one party makes derogatory remarks about another that diminishes the others party’s reputation; slander is oral form; libel is written form
    Defamation of character
  9. the one being accused of a crime or tort
    Defendant
  10. nurse who explains to the judge and jury what happened based on the patient’s record and who offers an opinion as to whether the nursing care met acceptable standards of practice
    Expert witness
  11. nurse who has knowledge of the actual incident prompting a legal case; bases testimony on firsthand knowledge of the incident not on assumptions
    Fact witness
  12. (1) crime punishable by imprisonment in a state or federal penitentiary for more than 1 year (2) crime of greater offense than a misdemeanor
    Felony
  13. willful and purposeful misrepresentation that could
    cause, or has caused, loss or harm to people or property
    Fraud
  14. legal responsibility for one’s acts (and failure to act); includes responsibility for financial restitution of harms resulting from negligent acts
    Liability
  15. to be given a license to practice nursing in a state or province after successfully meeting requirements
    Licensure
  16. process of lawsuit
    Litigation
  17. act of negligence as applied to a professional person such as a physician, nurse, or dentist
    Malpractice
  18. crime of lesser offense than a felony and punishable by fines, imprisonment (usually less than 1 year), or both
    Misdemeanor
  19. performing an act that a reasonably prudent person under similar circumstances would not do,, or failing to perform an act that a reasonably prudent person under similar circumstances would do
    Negligence
  20. person or government bringing a lawsuit against another
    Plaintiff
  21. an unexpected occurrence involving death or serious physical or psychological injury, or the risk thereof
    Sentinel event
  22. law enacted by a legislative body
    Statutory law
  23. wrong committed by a person against another person or his property
    Tort
  24. term generally used to refer to employees who report their employers’ violation of the law to appropriate law enforcement agencies outside the employers’ facilities
    Whistle-blowing

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