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Legal and Ethics

Tort Laws

civil law legal relationships between people, protects rights
criminal law dealing with wrongs against a person, property, or society
tort a wrongful act not involving a contract
malpractice the failure to use the degree of skill expected, resulting in injury - bad practice
ex of malpractice MD not giving tetanus shot when pt. comes in w/ puncture wd.
negligence failure to give care that is normally expected, resulting in injury
ex of a tort practicing w/out license, misuse narcotics, theft, murder
ex of negligence falls and injuries occur when siderails are left down
assault a threat or attempt to injure
battery the unlawful touching of another person w/out consent
invasion of privacy unnecessary exposure or revealing info w/out pt consent
informed consent permission granted voluntarily after the procedure and all risks are explained
false imprisonment restraining an individual or restricting their freedom
types of abuse physical, mental, verbal, sexual
abuse care that results in physical harm, pain, or mental anguish
defamation of character false statement about a person that may damage their reputation, could occur in error
slander spoken information
libel written information
Created by: london12