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CNA Unit 1

TermDefinition
Abuse The willful infliction of injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation, or punishment with resulting physical harm, pain or mental anguish.
Advance Directives A document that makes a person's wishes known regarding life support issues in the event they are unable to speak for themselves.
Aphasia A brain injury that impairs the expression and understanding of language as well as reading and writing.
Chain of Command A list of who reports or answers to whom.
Confidentiality Not sharing spoken and/or written words about a resident.
Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Advance directive authorizing another person to make a variety of legal decisions for a person if that person is unable to make or communicate a decision.
Ethics Standards of behavior developed by a person's concept of right and wrong.
Etiquette Acceptable standards of behavior among members of society as they function in public or work.
Exploitation Illegal use of vulnerable adult's property or personal items
Involuntary Seclusion Separation of a resident from other residents or from his/her room or confinement to her/his room against the resident's will, or the will of the resident's legal representative
Job Description Duties and responsibilities involved in a work position
Living Will An advance directive document that outlines end-of-life care wishes by the resident and for the resident
Neglect Failure to provide goods and services necessary to avoid physical harm or mental anguish
Ombudsman An advocate or representative who speaks or writes in support of the resident's causes or complaints
Patient A person having physical or emotional illness that is receiving care from health care workers
Resident Person living in a long term care facility, often elderly; may be a permanent home for the person
Team Work Joint action by a group of people with individual and group skills to coordinate efforts to efficiently perform tasks.
Created by: amandagross