the area of taking vitals, explaining treatments and maybe doing some dressing changes; along with coding scheduling and billing (AAMA, 2019). Just because she knows the patient, she may not know the disease process or the fact that the overuse of antibiotics may be bad. In this situation I would have to address the medical director and ethically tell/question the patient. Who knows, maybe the patient knew she was doing this, and I was not aware. Maybe she asked Stephanie to do this for her and Stephanie knowing the patient felt bad saying no. The answers will not be known until they are asked. Let me add that the medical assistance creed states “I am loyal to my employer” (AAMA, 2019). As for myself the NP; the legal and ethical implications are to tell the patient I was not aware of the situation and then follow with a thorough examination of the patient. Let’s assume the patient
does not know of the situation; I would assure her I will find out what happen. Legally, if things would have gone wrong, I would be the one responsible. What would happen if the cough the patient had was more than just a cough. The antibiotic prescribed may have been the wrong one to treat her illness which would then cause the delay of treatment; her well-being. My name is on
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