Term Definition
a false written statement that causes a person to be ridiculed or damages a person's reputation Libel
this affirms that there will be no discrimination or effect on care due to advance directives has to be educated on the medical and legal issues of advance directives patient self-determination act
any care that results in physical harm, pain, or mental anguish can lead to this charge abuse
a set of principles relating to what is morally right or wrong ethics
permission granted voluntarily by a person who is of sound mind after a procedure and all risks are involved have been explained informed consent
a legal document that allows an individual to state what measures should or shouldn't be taken when a condition is terminal living will
must be used when a contract is explained to a non-english speaking individual interpreter
guarantees certain rights to residents in long-term care facilities OBRA of 1987
healthcare is mainly affected by theses laws civil laws
restraining an individual or restricting an individual's freedom false imprisonment
all information given to helath care personnel by a patient privileged communication
means that cardio-pulmonary resuscitation is not performed when the person stops breathing DNR
the three parts of a contract offer, acceptance, and consent
assault when you threaten or attempt to injure
battery the unlawful touching of another person without consent
four different types of abuse listed in the chapter physical, verbal, psychological, and sexual
when is a healthcare worker allowed to accept tips or gifts for care that has been provided? NEVER
Remediation

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