Fundamentals of Nursing: Foundations: Fundamentals of Nursing, Exemplars - Chapter 22 and 23 Flashcards

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Fundamentals of Nursing
Chapters 22, 23
"ethics and values" "legal implications in nursing practice"
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College: Second year
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Nurse Practice Act

define and describe the legal boundaries of nursing practice within each state.


Obligation to report

is ethical responsibility to report any abuse of any sort. In medical field it is required, no option around reporting it.



Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Mandates the protection of patients' personal health information. Law provides rights to patients and protects employees. from losing insurance when changing jobs.


Advanced Directives

includes living wills, health care proxies, and durable powers of attorney for health care. They are based on values of informed consent, patient autonomy over end of life decisions, truth telling, and control over the dying process.


ANA code of ethics

was developed as a guide for carrying out nursing responsibilities in a manner consistent with quality in nursing care and the ethical obligations of the profession.


Ethical principals

are standards of conduct defining the kind of behavior an ethical person should and should not engage in.


Patient rights

Some are guaranteed by federal law, such as the right to get a copy of your medical records, and the right to keep them private. Many states have additional laws protecting patients, and healthcare facilities often have a patient bill of rights.


Patient rights

An important patient right is informed consent. This means that if you need a treatment, your health care provider should give you the information you need to make a decision.