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public law
comes from the government -- AKA statutory law -- federal, state, and local origin
private law
focuses on enforcement of rights, duties, etc. between private citizens -- includes Contract Law and Law of Torts
administrative law
creates federal, state, & local agencies w/power to make & enforce regulations -- includes nurse practice acts
criminal law
deals w/offenses against welfare or safety of public
nurse practice act
basic law governing practice as a licensed nurse
liability
legal obligation to make good for loss of (or damage to) something for which person is responsible
responsibility
being accountable for actions
respondeat superior
legal responsibility of employer for acts of employee
standards of care
guidelines identifying appropriate levels of professional care
NFLPN
National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses
NAPNES
National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service
tort
injury/wrong committed by one person against another --
negligence
neglect by health care professional to apply education & skills in caring for patient that peer would apply in similar circumstance
gross negligence
negligent act so extreme that human life has been endangered or lost
constraint
prevention of free movement by any means
false imprisonment
physical/verbal constraint w/o consent of patient or appropriate authority
defamation of character
making false or intentionally harmful statements to someone possibly damaging another person's character/reputation
slander
defaming statements made orally
libel
defaming statements made in writing
battery
touching another person w/o permission
assault
threat to touch w/o permission
fraud
intentional deception to prevent person from receiving what is lawfully theirs
crime
offense committed against public welfare or safety