NR510 week 4 - Discussion Part One Discussion Question What is your next logically sound course of action Provide evidence to support your response

NR510 week 4 - Discussion Part One Discussion Question What...

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Discussion Part One: Discussion Question: What is your next logically sound course of action? Provide evidence to support your response. Medical assistants (MAs) are allied health professionals who generally support routine clinical and administrative duties under the direct supervision of a healthcare professional, often a physician (Gray, Harrison, & Hung, 2016). Stephanie the medical assistant (MA) is practicing outside of her scope of practice, essentially she is practicing medicine by writing prescriptions. Stephanie MA is permitted to taking prescription renewal requests from patients and pharmacies but in this scenario that is not the case. It is important for the provider to investigate what had happened and if this was intentional or permitted by another provider. It sounds as if Stephanie believes she is qualified to prescribe medication and did this under a provider’s license that was not consulted. Stephanie’s actions are unethical and can lead to legal implications to the practice.
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