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Running Head: QUASI-INTENTIONAL TORTS 1
Quasi-Intentional Torts
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Quasi-Intentional Torts
A quasi-intentional tort refers to a tort that occurs nonchalantly or unintentionally but
directly causes damages on the individual concerned, either on their privacy or their
psychological well-being. It is not such a serious case as to qualify for negligence, neither is it a
breach of contract. However, it sill causes damages and injuries on the concerned parties. As
such, it is necessary that nurses should take due precaution in order to protect their patients, as
well as, themselves in committing these quasi-intentional torts. This move is in order to reduce
the amount of money that they pay out in terms of compensation, as well as, reduce the extent of
risk, losses, damages or injuries that the affected victim goes through after the occurrence of the
tort (Burnard & Chapman, 2004).
Staff nurses undertake a number of procedures in order to protect patients from quasi-
intentional torts. These include a strict adherence to the nursing code of ethics that guide the
professional practice of nursing, such as the ethical theories and principles that these nurses have

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Quasi-Intentional TortsNameInstructorDateTaskQuasi-Intentional TortsA quasi-intentional tort refers to a tort that occurs nonchalantly or unintentionally but directly causes damages on the individual concerned, either on their privacy or their psychological well-being. It is not such a serious case as to qualify for negligence, neither is it a breach of contract. However, it sill causes damages and injuries on the concerned parties. As such, it is necessary that nurses should take due precaution in order to protect their patients, as well as, themselves in committing these quasi-intentional torts. This move is in order to reduce the amount of money that they pay out in terms of compensation, as well as, reduce the extent of risk, losses, damages or injuries that the affected victim goes through after the occurrence of the tort (Burnard & Chapman, 2004).Staff nurs ...
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