As a nurse practitioner, you prescribe medications for your
patients. You make an error when prescribing medication to a 5-year-old
patient. Rather than dosing him appropriately,you prescribe a dose suitable for an adult.
Consider the legal and ethical implications of prescribing prescription drugs, disclosure, and nondisclosure.
Review the scenario assigned by your Instructor for this Assignment.
Search specific laws and standards for prescribing
prescription drugs and for addressing medication errors for your state
or region, and reflect on these as you review the scenario.
Consider the ethical and legal implications of the
scenario for all stakeholders involved, such as the prescriber,
pharmacist, patient, and patient’s family.
Think about two strategies that you, as an advanced
practice nurse, would use to guide your ethically and legally
responsible decision-making in this scenario, including whether you
would disclose any medication errors.