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Flashcards - Legal Aspects of Nursing

Flashcards - Legal Aspects of Nursing
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Malpractice
In the law of torts, malpractice is an "instance of negligence or incompetence on the part of a professional"
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neglect
Neglect is a form of abuse where the perpetrator is responsible for caring for someone who is unable to care for himself or herself but fails to do so
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Jurisprudence
Jurisprudence is the science, study, and theory of law
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Jurisprudence
Jurisprudence is the science, study, and theory of law
neglect
Neglect is a form of abuse where the perpetrator is responsible for caring for someone who is unable to care for himself or herself but fails to do so
Malpractice
In the law of torts, malpractice is an "instance of negligence or incompetence on the part of a professional"
legally liable
In law, a person is legally liable when he/she is financially and legally responsible for something
negligently
Negligence is a failure to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in like circumstances
felonies
The term felony, in some common law countries, means a serious crime

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