CNA- Chapter 2: Key Terms

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  1. abuse
    the intentional mistreatment or harm of another person
  2. assault
    intentionally attempting or threatening to touch a person's body without the person's consent
  3. battery
    touching a person's body without his or her consent 
  4. boundry crossing
    a brief act or behavior outside of the helpful zone
  5. boundry sign
    an act, behavior, or thought that warns of a boundry crossing or boundary violation 
  6. boundry violation
    an act or behavior that meets your needs, not the person's needs
  7. civil law
    laws dealing with relationships between people
  8. crime
    an act that violates a criminal law
  9. criminal law
    laws concerned with offenses against the public and society in general
  10. defamation
    injuring a person's name and reputation by making false statments to a third person
  11. delegate
    to authorize another person to perform a nursing task in a certain situation
  12. elder abuse
    any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person to an older adult
  13. ETHICS
    knowledge of what is right conduct and wrong conduct
  14. false imprisonment
    unlawful restraint or restriction of a peron's freedom of movement
  15. fraud
    saying or doing something to trick, fool, or deceive a person
  16. invasion of privacy
    violating a person's right not to have his or her name, photo, or private affairs exposed or made public without giving consent
  17. job description
    a document that describes what the agency expects you to do
  18. law
    a rule of conduct made by a government body
  19. libel
    making false statements in print, writing, or through pictures or drawings
  20. malpractice
    negligence by a professional person
  21. neglect
    failure to provide the person with the goods or services needed to avoid physical harm, mental anguish, or mental illness
  22. negligence
    an unintentional wrong in which a person did not act in a reasonable and careful manner, and a person or the person's property was harmed
  23. nursing task
    nursing care or a nursing function, procedure, activity, or work that can be delegated to nursing assistants when it does not require an RN's professional knowledge or judgment
  24. professional boundary
    that which separates helpful behaviors from those that are not helpful
  25. professional sexual misconduct
    an act, behavior, or comment that is sexual in nature
  26. self-neglect
    a person's behaviors that threaten his or her health and safety
  27. slander
    making false statements orally
  28. vulnerable adult
    a person 18 years old or older who has a disability or condition that makes him or her at risk to be wounded, attacked, or damaged
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CNA- Chapter 2: Key Terms
CNA- Chapter 2: Key Terms
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