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Legal Aspects

Of Patient Care

autonomy respect for others
ethics morally right and wrong
scope of practice level of care expected from training
Privacy Act of 1974 protects records containing personal info
informed consent patient understands and agrees
implied consent patient not able to give permission
living will direct treatment with patients wishes
durable POA individual that makes decisions when patient cant
assault intentional threat
battery physical contact against will
negligence conduct that falls below accepted standard care
malpractice failure to use skill
NPDB improve health care quality, protect public, reduce fraud
tort act that causes injury
defamation remarks about another person that aren't true
Created by: hayydanielle