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Legal Terms

civil law legal relationships between people-protects rights ~most medical cases deal with civil law
criminal laws dealing with wrongs against society, person property
torts occur when a pt is harmed/injured because a hcw doesn't meet/provide the expected standard of care
tort definition wrongful act not involoving a contract- can be open to different legal interpretations.
malpractice "bad practice" the failure to use the degree of skill (professional) expected, resulting in injury
negligence failure to five care that is normally exected, resulting in injury
assault a threat or attempt to injure
battery unlawful touching or another person without consent
invasion of privacy unnecessaryl exposure or revealing information without patient consent
defamation of character false statements about a person that may damage their reputaion, may occur in error
slander spoken info that taunts or puts down another
libel written info that taunts or puts down another
false inprisonment restraining an individual or restricting their freedom
abuse (physical,mental,sexual) care that results in physical harm, pain or mental anguish
contracts agreement between two or more parties
leagal disability unable to enter a contrat legally
informed consent permission given by a person of sound mind after all risks have been explained
privileged communicatins- comprise of all info given to hcw by a patient
Created by: lovin2danse