Legal Aspects Of Nursing

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Nursing, just like any other profession, has some laws that govern how a registered nurse should act and how to solve some issues that may arise between a nurse and patient. How much do you know about the rules and regulations from your classwork? Take this 3rd nursing exam at LHUP on legal aspects of nursing and get to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A standard or rule of conduct tha tis established and enforced by the government as a means of protecting the public.
    • A. 

      Law

    • B. 

      Rule

    • C. 

      Crime

    • D. 

      Safety

  • 2. 
    What are the 3 sources of law?
    • A. 

      Statutory law

    • B. 

      Regulatory law

    • C. 

      Common law

    • D. 

      Civil law

  • 3. 
    Laws developed by elected legislative bodies
    • A. 

      Statutory law

    • B. 

      Regulatory law

    • C. 

      Common law

  • 4. 
    The Nurse Practice act and American disablity act is what kind of law?
    • A. 

      Common law

    • B. 

      Statutory law

    • C. 

      Common law

  • 5. 
    A law made by the exective officers such as presidents and mayors.
    • A. 

      Common law

    • B. 

      Regulatory law

    • C. 

      Statutory law

  • 6. 
    The PA state board of nursing is what type of law?
    • A. 

      Common law

    • B. 

      Regulatory law

    • C. 

      Statutory law

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Common law

    • B. 

      Statuatory law

    • C. 

      Regulatory law

  • 8. 
    What are the 2 types of statutory law?
    • A. 

      Criminal law

    • B. 

      Civil law

    • C. 

      Statuatory law

    • D. 

      Common law

  • 9. 
    This type of law protects the rights of an indivdual and encourages a fair trial and equal treatment for all and involves cases where harm was done to an individual or property and involves the payment of moeny.
    • A. 

      Criminal law

    • B. 

      Civil law

    • C. 

      Statuatory law

    • D. 

      Common law

  • 10. 
    This type of law prevents harm to society and provides punishment for those the commit criminal acts the government or "the people" prosecute the offender.
    • A. 

      Criminal law

    • B. 

      Civil law

    • C. 

      Common law

    • D. 

      Regulatory law

  • 11. 
    A wrongful act against a person or their property and is against the public which usually results in a prision term, fine or short jail sentance.
    • A. 

      Crime

    • B. 

      Criminal law

    • C. 

      Civil law

    • D. 

      Common law

  • 12. 
    What ar ethe 2 classifications of crimes?
    • A. 

      Summary

    • B. 

      Felony

    • C. 

      Misdeamenor

    • D. 

      Civil

  • 13. 
    This is a serious crime that has a penalty of imprisonment or more than 1 year or even death
    • A. 

      Felony

    • B. 

      Civil

    • C. 

      Ciminal

    • D. 

      Misdemeanor

  • 14. 
    This crime has fines or imprisonment of less than 1 years
    • A. 

      Criminal

    • B. 

      Civil

    • C. 

      Misdemeanor

    • D. 

      Felony

  • 15. 
    This is the process of bringing and trying a lawsuit againt someone.
    • A. 

      Criminal charges

    • B. 

      Summary

    • C. 

      Litigation

    • D. 

      Felony

  • 16. 
    The person or government bringing a lawsuit against another party.
    • A. 

      Criminal

    • B. 

      Jury

    • C. 

      Plaintiff

    • D. 

      Defendant

  • 17. 
    This is the person being accused of the crime
    • A. 

      Jury

    • B. 

      Criminal

    • C. 

      Defendant

    • D. 

      Plaintiff

  • 18. 
    What are the 2 levels of courts in the US?
    • A. 

      Common court

    • B. 

      Judicial court

    • C. 

      Trial court

    • D. 

      Appellate court

  • 19. 
    The court hears all the facts and evidence brought against a party and usually has a jury
    • A. 

      Common court

    • B. 

      Judicial court

    • C. 

      Appellate court

    • D. 

      Trial court

  • 20. 
    This court hears only cases that have been questioned and no witnesses testifiy and there is no jury.
    • A. 

      Common court

    • B. 

      Judicial court

    • C. 

      Appellate court

    • D. 

      Trial court

  • 21. 
    Where are the nursing standards of care outlined as well as the scope of practice by the nurse that will be used in a malpractice lawsuit
    • A. 

      Nurse practice act

    • B. 

      Nurses code of ethics

    • C. 

      Nursing standards act

    • D. 

      State board of nusing

  • 22. 
    What are some other guidelines for nursing practice?
    • A. 

      Institutional polices and procedures

    • B. 

      Nurses code of ethics

    • C. 

      Credentialing

    • D. 

      Nurses practice act

  • 23. 
    What are the 3 processes used for credentialing in nursing?
    • A. 

      Ethics

    • B. 

      Accrediation

    • C. 

      Licensure

    • D. 

      Certification

  • 24. 
    A wrong commitied by an individual against a person or their property that is heared by a civil court and is punishable by the state, must pay for damages, and rarely includes imprisonment.
    • A. 

      Tort

    • B. 

      Misdemeanor

    • C. 

      Crime

    • D. 

      Felony

  • 25. 
    This type of tort is due to negligence and malpractice such as not implementing certain interventions or safety measures.
    • A. 

      Intentional tort

    • B. 

      Unintentional tort

  • 26. 
    This type of tort includes assult and battary, deframamtion of character, fraud, invasion of privacy, and false imprisonment-any willing act against a person that nterferes with their rights.
    • A. 

      Intentional tort

    • B. 

      Unintentional tort