Legal Aspects of Nursing
Legal Aspects of Nursing
Dr. Ali D. Abbas
After mastering the contents of this lecture, the student should be able to:
1. Define the terminologies.
2. Describe the general legal concepts of nursing.
NCM NOTES: DOCUMENTING AND REPORTING
Effective communication among health professionals is vital to the quality of client care.
Discussion an informal oral consideration of a subject by two or more health care personnel to
identify a problem or establish
NCM NOTES: URINARY ELIMINATION
Urinary elimination depends on the effective functioning of the upper urinary tracts kidneys and
ureters and the lower urinary tracts urinary bladder, urethra, and pelvic floor.
Situated on either side of the spinal
SKIN INTEGRITY AND WOUND CARE REVIEWER
Skin largest organ of the body.
Intact skin refers to the presence of normal skin and skin layers uninterrupted by wounds.
FACTORS AFFECTING SKIN INTEGRITY
Genetics and heredity determine many aspects of a persons sk
NCM NOTES SKIN INTEGRITY AND WOUND CARE
A. Review of the anatomy and physiology of the skin
a. Skin is composed of three layers:
i. Epidermis thin layers: stratum basale, stratum spinosum, stratum granulosum,
stratum lucidum, stratum corneum; these layers
NCM NOTES: NUTRITION
Nutrition sum of all the interactions between an organism and the food it consumes,
Nutrients organic and inorganic substances found in foods that are required for body
Nutritive value nutrient content of a specified amou
Profession is a calling that requires special knowledge, skill and preparation.
An occupation that requires advanced knowledge and skills and that it grows out of
societys needs for special services.
Criteria of Profession:
To provide a neede
NCM NOTES HEALTH BELIEFS AND PRACTICES
Review concepts about man as an individual and as a member of the family:
Man as individual: total person functioning physically, psychologically, and socially.
Health, wellness, and illness conti
NCM NOTES: MEDICATION
Medication a substance administered for the diagnosis, cure, treatment, or relief of a symptom
or for prevention of disease.
Drug also has the connotation of an illicitly obtained substance such as heroin; can have four
kinds of name
NCM NOTES: HYGIENE
Hygiene science of health and its maintenance.
Personal hygiene self-care by which people attend to such functions as bathing, toileting,
general body hygiene, and grooming. It is also a highly personal matter determined by
NURSING IS AN ART
Known to Self, not known to others: FACADE
Known to self, known to others: ARENA
Not known to self, known to others: BLIND SPOT
Not known to self, not known to others: UNKNOWN
BODY IMAGE sum of a perso
NCM NOTES: ACTIVITY AND EXERCISE
Activity-exercise pattern a persons routine of exercise, activity, leisure, and recreation. (ADL)
Mobility the ability to move freely, easily, rhythmically, and purposefully in environment; it is
also an essential part in
NCM NOTES: SLEEP
Sleep is a basic human need. It is a universal process common to all people.
o To cope with daily stresses.
o To prevent fatigue.
o To conserve energy
o To restore mind and body
o Enjoy life more fully
PHYSIOLOGY OF SLEEP
Sleep is conside