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Voluntary basis treatment Patient is willing to seek treatment and agree to be hospitalized.
Why would a patient be admitted to the psych hospital? Patient is danger to themselves or others.
What is AMA refusal? A written request for discharge; Against medical advice
What is civil commitment? When client wants to sign an AMA, but psychiatrist considers patient dangerous.
What is Mandatory Out patient treatment? The requirement that clients continue to participate in treatment on an involuntary basis after their release from the hospital into the community.
What is a conservator? Takes care of people who are gravely disabled, incompetent. Are required to be legal guardian who assume informed consent, writing checks, and entering contracts.
What is least restrictive environment? Client does not have to be hospitalized if he or she can be treated in an outpatient setting or group home, and that the client must be free of restraint or seclusion unless necessary.
What is restraint? The direct application of physical force to a person, without his or her permission, to restrict his or her freedom of movement.
What is seclusion? The involuntary confinement of a person in a specially constructed, locked room equipped with a security window or camera for direct visual monitoring.
What is required for the use of restraint and seclusion for adult? A licensed independent practitioner within 1 hour of restraint and seclusion and every 8 hours there after, a physician order every 4 hours, documented assessment by the nurse every 1 to 2 hours.
What is required for the use of restraint and seclusion for children? Physicians order must be renewed every 2 hours, with a face-to-face evaluation every 4 hours.
How is seclusion monitored? 1:1 for the first hour and by video and audio equipment thereafter.
Duty to warn third party requirements *Is the client dangerous to others? *Is the danger the result of serious mental illness? *Is the danger serious? *Are the means to carry out the threat available? *Is the danger targeted at identifiable victims? *Is the victim accessible?
M'Naghten Rule The argument that a person accused of a crime is not guilty because that person cannot control his or her actions or cannot understand the wrongfulness of the act is known as_
What is standards of care? the care nurses provide to clients meets set expectations and is what any nurse in a similar situation would do.
What is a tort? Is a wrongful act that results in injury, loss, or damage. May be either unintentional or intentional.
What is Malpractice? Is a type of negligence that refers specifically to professionals such as nurses and physicians.
What four elements are needed to file a malpractice suit? *Duty *Breach of duty *Injury or damage *Causation
What is ethics? Is a branch of philosophy that deals with values of human conduct related to the rightness or wrongness of actions and to the goodness and badness of the motives and ends of such actions.
What is an ethical dilemma? Is a situation in which ethical principles conflict or when there is no one clear course of action in a given situation.