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abuse
The intentional mistreatment or harm of another person
accountable
Being responsible for one's actions and the actions of others who perform delegated tasks; answering questions about and explaining one's actions and the actions of others
assault
Intentionally attempting or threatening to touch a person's body without the person's consent
battery
Touching a person's body without his or her consent
civil law
laws concerned with relationships between people
crime
an act that violates a criminal law
criminal law
laws concerned with offenses against the public and society in general
defamation
Injuring a person's name and reputation by making false statements to a third person
delegate
to authorize another person to perform a task
ethics
knowledge of what is right and wrong conduct
false imprisonment
Unlawful restraint or restriction of a person's freedom of movement
fraud
saying or doing something to trick, fool, or deceive a person
invasion of privacy
violating a person's right not to have his or her name, picture, or private affairs exposed or made pulic without giving consent
job description
a list of responsibilities and functions the agency expects you to perform
law
a rule of conduct made by a government body
libel
making false statements in print, writing, or through pictures or drawings
malpractice
nefligence by a professional person
negligence
an unintentional wrong in which a person fails to act in a reasonable and careful menner and causes harm to a person or to the person's property
responsibility
the duty or obligation to perform some act or function
slander
making flase statements orally
standard of care
the skills, care, and judgement required by the health team member under similiar conditions
task
a function, procedure, activity, or work that does not require an RN's professional knowledge or judgement
tort
a wrong commited against a person or the person's property
will
a legal statement of how a person wants property distributed after death