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Name ________________________ Date _______________

Directions: Match the terms in Column A with the correct definition in Column B.


Column A

Column B


_____ 1. Will


A. Providing care for which you have not been trained or providing improper care that results in improper care of the patient

_____ 2. Malpractice

B. 18 years old

_____ 3. Negligence



C. Failure to give care that is normally expected of a person in a particular position with resulting injury to another person

_____ 4. Assault and battery

D. Permission granted by a person voluntarily and in his right mind

_____ 5. Invasion of privacy

E. Permission given for a minor by his/her parents

_____ 6. False imprisonment

F. A written document legally executed by which a person makes disposition of his property

_____ 7. Defamation

G. Care or treatment given to another person without proper consent, or threatening to hit a patient or co-worker

_____ 8. Contract

H. Set of principles dealing with what is morally right or wrong; provide a standard of conduct or code of behavior

_____ 9. Ethics

I. Unnecessary exposure of an individual or revealing personal information about an individual without consent


Column A

Column B


_____ 10. Licensure

J. All information given to health personnel by a patient; this cannot be told to anyone without the written consent of the patient. Health care records (chart) is an example.

_____ 11. Informed consent

K. An agreement between two or more parties. Has three parts- an offer, an acceptance and a consideration

_____ 12. Legal Age

L. Restraining an individual or restricting an individual’s movement

_____ 13. Parental consent

M. False statements that cause a person to be ridiculed or cause damage to his/her reputation

_____ 14. Libel

N. A spoken false statement

_____ 15. Slander

O. A written false statement

_____ 16. Professional communication

P. Authorized by a state or agency to practice one’s profession


What Doesn’t Belong?

Circle the word that doesn’t belong in each line and explain why it doesn’t fit with the other words.




  1. Misuse of narcotics Failure to give care Verbal threat Improper draping




  1. Syphilis Appendicitis Measles Stab wounds




  1. Offer Consideration Discussion Acceptance




  1. Hitting Talking harshly Restraining Depriving




  1. Malpractice Professional negligence Bad practice Attempt to injure




  1. Expressed consent Implied consent Written Oral




  1. Unconscious person Married 17-year-old Severely retarded person Drunk




  1. Registered nurse Pharmacist Administrator Physical Therapist




  1. What information Who can obtainHow obtained When/time limits




  1. Strike through Erase White out Highlight

Reasons:


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Legal documents that allow individuals to state what medical treatment they want or do not want in the event that they become incapacitated and unable to express their wishes.





1.

Most states have laws that allow the withholding of life-sustaining procedures and honor living wills. These frequently result in a DO NOT RESUSCITATE (DNR) order for a terminally ill individual.


Living Wills - documents that allow individuals to state what measures should or should not be taken to prolong life when their condition is terminal.

2. Durable Power of Attorney (POA) for health care.

a. Document that permits an individual (-principal) to appoint another person (agent) to make any decisions regarding health care if the principal is unable to make decisions.

b. Includes:

i. Providing or withholding specific medical or surgical procedures

ii. Hiring or dismissing health care providers

iii. Spending or withholding funds for health care

iv. Having access to medical records

In 1991 a federal law went into effect that requires all health care facilities receiving any type of federal aid to provide patients with information and assistance in the preparation of advance directives.


Any legal directives must be noted on the patient’s chart or medical records.

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