Assault versus Battery

by Cathy Parkes March 19, 2021 Updated: February 16, 2024

Assault vs. Battery: Remember A before B! Assault is threatening a patient, Battery is following through with that threat.

Assault vs. Battery: Remember A before B! Assault is threatening a patient, Battery is following through with that threat.

Assault, Battery, and False Imprisonment (e.g., inappropriately restraining a patient physically or chemically) are all Intentional Torts.

Assault vs. Battery is covered as a part of a broader overview on intentional torts in our Fundamentals of Nursing Flashcards to help you learn and retain the key Fundamentals information you need for the ATI, HESI, and NCLEX.


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