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NURS 6521: Advanced Pharmacology WEEK 2 INITIAL POST Ethical and Legal Implications of Prescribing Drugs New and complex ethical challenges in clinical settings will occur frequently as the scope of practice for advanced practice nurses continues to broaden. Advanced practice nurses will consider a treatment plan for a patient that will include prescribing the appropriate medication (Arcangelo and Peterson, 2013). The following paper will explore ethical and legal implications and consider how to appropriately respond to the scenario: 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. Ethical and Legal Implications With prescription authority, it is vital for advanced practice nurses to be aware of current professional, legal, and ethical standards. No matter how seemingly insignificant a medication error may seem, one must consider the ethical and legal implications.
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  • Fall '13
  • Pharmacology, Medical prescription, Arcangelo, advanced practice nurses

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