Ethical and Legal Implications of Prescribing Drugs

You see another nurse practitioner writing a prescription for her husband, who is not a patient of the nurse practitioner. The prescription is for a…

You see another nurse practitioner writing a prescription for her husband, who is not a patient of the nurse practitioner. The prescription is for a narcotic. You cant decide whether or not to report the incident.
Give examples. For example, say it was dilaudid (hydromorphone) tablets. Talk about the drugs effects on patient (kinetics & dynamics briefly), use highest level pharmacological information, since you are doing advanced pharmacology. Talk about Ethical Moral & Legal aspects of this error & how you will rectify the issue. Talk about long term consequences of opioid prescriptions. Give information as short paragraphs, not big blobs.
Use peer reviewed scholarly reference articles, provider/clinician based, not patient based, from peer reviewed, current US based journals. Use of non-scholarly references, especially patient based, is absolutely not acceptable at post graduate, clinician level education.

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