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What legal responsibilities are formulated to protect you and society?
laws
What is a document, signed by an individual while he or she is of sound mind, called that expresses an individual's wishes regarding health care he/she is to be given in a life threatening situation or when death is imminent?
Advance Medical Directive
What order is given by the physician that indicates that in the event of a cardiac or respiratory arrest, cardiopulmonary resuscitation or other lifesaving measures are not to be implemented?
Do Not Resuscitate
What is an advance directive called when an individual appoints a specific person to be responsible for making his/her legal and medical decisions in the event he/she is physically or mentally unable to make his/her own decisions?
Durable Power of Attorney
What is the name of an advance directive that is a request by an individual that life-sustaining procedures not be used in case of incurable injury or illness?
Living Will
What is defined as failure to perform care for a patient in a reasonably prudent manner resulting in patient injury ?
negligence
What is defined as a false statement made about someone that causes harm or injury to the reputation of an individual?
defamation of character
If you witness someone stealing and you do not report it, what are you guilty of?
aiding and abetting a crime
What is defined as verbal defamation?
slander
What is defined as written defamation?
libel
What is defined as restraining a person's movement or actions without proper authorization?
false imprisonment
What is defined as" threat" or "attempt to injure" another in an unlawful manner?
assault
What is defined as unlawful touching of someone without that person's permission?
battery
What is defined as permission given after full disclosure of the facts?
informed consent
What is defined as a civil wrong that unlawfully makes public knowledge of any private or personal information without the consent of the wronged person?
invasion of privacy
What is defined as any personal or private information which is relevant to a client's care, given by the client to medical personnel?
privileged communication
What is defined as keeping what is said or written to oneself, private, non-sharing?
confidential
What is defined as infliction of physical, sexual, or emotional injury or harm to a patient?
abuse
What is the term used which indicates the client was left unattended?
abandonment
What is defined as any technique or device that is attached to, or next to the patient's body that the patient cannot easily remove, or restricts freedom of movement?
restraint
How often should a patient in protective devices be checked for comfort and safety?
every 15 minutes
How often should protective devices be released and the patient repositioned?
every 2 hours
What is a person called who causes harm to another?
perpetrator
What requires health care providers to supply written information about advance medical directives at the time of admission to that facility?
the Patient Self-Determination Act of 1990
What is a serious crime, such as murder or arson called?
felony
What is a less serious crime, such as petty theft or minor traffic violation called?
misdemeanor
Negligent treatment of a client by a professional health care worker that results in damage or injury is called what?
malpractice
What is the type of insurance medical professionals carry in order to protect themselves if they are sued in the course of their work?
malpractice insurance
What is the name that applies to the time during which a patient can bring suit?
statute of limitations
What is a civil act of wrong-doing not involving a contract?
tort
What is the name of the written form which requires by law a personal appearance of a witness in court?
subpoena