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What are the two basic categories of laws?
Criminal and Civil
What is the difference between statutory and common law?
Statutory=developed by federal, state, and local governments. Common laws are developed in response to sp legal questions brought before the court.
Defamation of character in written worlds is known as?
Libel
Defamation of character done verbally is known as?
Slander
Nurses are held to the current______. These state what a reasonable, prudent nurse would do in similar circumstances.
Standards of Care
Giving an injection to a competent adult tha refuses it is considered what?
BATTERY OR CIVIL BATTERY
The category of law involving civil wrongs is_______. Nursing issues in this category include these acts____.
1. TORT 2. NEGLIGENCE, FRAUD, ASSAULT, FALSE IMPRINSONMENT, BATTERY, INVASION OF PRIVACY.
If a nurse performs a procedure that is unfamiliar, and the patient is harmed from the nurse's actions, the nurse may be guilty of?
Commission Malpractice or negligence.
When a nurse fails to perform a procedure that a prudent nurse would do in similar circumstances, the nurse may be guilty of?
Ommission or breach of duty