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  1. 1. Accountability
    Being answerable for ones own action
  2. 2. Advocate
    A person who acts on behalf of another person.
  3. 3. Customs
    Habitual practices; the usual way of acting under given circumstances.
  4. 4. Deposition
    Out-of-court, under-oath statement of a witness.
  5. 5. Ethical dilemma
    Situation that does not have a clear correct or incorrect answer
  6. 6. Ethics
    The way one should behave; how a person ought to act.
  7. 7. Euthanasia
    Deliberately bringing about a death of a person who is suffering from a incurable disease or condition can be done actively or passively.
  8. 8. Informed consent
    A legal document that requires the patient too fully understand any proposed treatment and consent to it ; this document gives the competent adult to accept or reject any treatment modalities.
  9. 9. Law
    The reference of a rule, principle, or regulation established and made known by a government to protect or restrict the people affected.
  10. 10. Liability
    A legal concept that holds a person legally responsible for harm caused to another person or property.
  11. 11. Malpractice
    Professional misconduct; behavior that fails to meet the standard of care.
  12. 12. Mores
    Accepted traditional customs moral attitudes, our manner of a particular social group.
  13. 13. Nonmaleficence
    Ethical principle meaning too do no harm.
  14. 14. Standards of care
    Those arts that are permitted too be performed or prohibited from being performed by a prudent person working within the Limits of the training, licensing, experienced and conditions existing at the time of the duty to give care.
  15. 15. Value clarification
    A process of self-inspection to identify one's own beliefs, morals and values.
  16. 16. Values
    Individuals intrinsic believes about the importance of a particular idea, object, or custom that will influence behavior
  17. 17. Verdict
    Decision rendered based on facts of a case, evidence and testimony presented, credibility, of witnesses, and laws pertaining to the case.
  18. 18. Civil litigation
    a lawsuit in a civil court. p.23
  19. 19. Precedent
    Prior in time, order, arrangement, or significance
  20. 20. Civil Court
    A court of law in which civil cases are tried and determined.Civil: Violates a person's rights. Detrimental to individual, Involves an offense that is against an individual. Law's purpose is to make the aggrieved person whole again.
  21. 21. Criminal Court
    A court that has jurisdiction to try and punish offenders against criminal lawCriminal: Offensive to society in general. Conduct detrimental to society as a whole. Involves public offenses. Law's purpose to punish for crime and prevent further crimes.
  22. 22. Nurse practice act
    A statute enacted by the legislature of any of the stated or by the appropriate officers of the district's possessions. The act delineates the legal scope of the practice of nursing within the geographic boundaries of jurisdiction.
  23. 23. Malpractice
    Professional misconduct; behavior that fails to meet the standard of care.
  24. 24. Culture
    A set of learned values, beliefs, customs, and practices that are shared by a group and passed from one generation to another.
  25. 25. Autonomy
    An ethical principle that refers to freedom of personal choice, a right to be independent and make decisions freely. p32
  26. 26. Healthcare proxy
    • Assign durable power of attorney. A person who will speak for the patient and make decisions
    • regarding the patients care. p32.
  27. 27. Interstate Compact
    A legal agreement, which allows multistate practice of nursing. If the nurse is licensed in her or his home state, then privileges are granted to practice in other states that have signed the interstate compact
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