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NURS 6521:Advanced PharmacologyWEEK 2 INITIAL POSTEthical and Legal Implications of Prescribing DrugsNew and complex ethical challenges in clinical settings will occur frequently as the scopeof practice for advanced practice nurses continues to broaden.Advanced practice nurses willconsider 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 implicationsand consider how to appropriately respond to the scenario: As a nurse practitioner, you prescribemedications for your patients. You make an error when prescribing medication to a 5-year-oldpatient. Rather than dosing him appropriately, you prescribe a dose suitable for an adult.Ethical and Legal ImplicationsWith prescription authority, it is vital for advanced practice nurses to be aware of currentprofessional, legal, and ethical standards.No matter how seemingly insignificant a medicationerror may seem, one must consider the ethical and legal implications.
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Pharmacology,Medical prescription,Arcangelo,advanced practice nurses