WITNESS- person giving necessary details

Jun 29th, 2015
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Could not divulge PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION in a civil case- means that the nurse is incompetent to testify on the communications made to him by the patient, all the advice given and all information gathered by observation.

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Professional adjustment/ Bioethics Prepared by: Atty Deirdree C. Gallman,RNNURSING JURISPRUDENCE- department of law which comprise all legal rules and principles affecting the practice of nursing.NURSING LEGISLATION- the making of laws, or the body of laws already enacted affecting the practice of nursing.LAW- a rule of civil conduct prescribed by the supreme power in a state commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong.LEGAL RIGHT- a claim which can be enforced by legal means against a person whose duty is to respect it.COURT MECHANISM:LAWSUIT- proceeding in court for a purpose.Purpose:1. to enforce a right2. to redress a wrongCivil case- Complainant/ defendantCriminal case- Plaintiff/ accusedSTATUTE OF LIMITATIONS- the length of time following the event during which the plaintiff may file a lawsuit.Example: negligence- filed within 2-3 years from occurrence.DUE PROCESS- is fair and orderly process which aims to protect and enforce a person's right.Fundamental requirements of Due Process:1. right to be informed2. right to remain silent3. right to have competent counsel4. no use of violence, threat, tortureTRIAL- facts are presented and determined; law is applied at the endSUMMONS- is a writ commanding an authorized person to notify a party to appear in court to answer a complaint made against him.SUBPOENA- is an order that requires a person to attent at a specific time and place to testify as a witness.SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM- is

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