As for Stephanie’s act of doing this, I feel all she wanted to do is help but in doing so chose an unethical practice by breaking her scope of practice and ordered the medication. Ethical principles are universal rules of conduct, derived from ethical theories that provide a practical basis for identifying what kinds of actions, intentions, and motives are valued. Ethical principles assist caregivers in making choices based on moral principles that have been identified as standards considered worthwhile in addressing health care–related ethical dilemmas (DeNisco & Barker, 2015). I feel the liability lies within both the nurse practitioner (NP) and the physician. The NP because Stephanie used the NP’s name to get the medication for Mrs. Smith and the physicians because it is his employee. Like I said earlier, if there was something that happened to Mrs. Smith It would fall back on the providers. I would propose a plan set up within my electronic health record that the staff can send to the provider information on what is being asked for when patients call in. Doing this will allow the
staff to inform me of this in a pop up so that I am aware. It is like texting but within your work. As a provider, you can set rules and responsibilities within each employee’s scope of practice and regulate them as needed (Brault et al., 2014 ) References Brault, I., Kilpatrick, K., D'Amour, D., Contandriopoulos, D., Chouinard, V., Dubois, C., & Beaulieu, M. (2014). Role clarification processes for better integration of nurse practitioners into primary healthcare teams: A multiple-case study. Nursing Research and Practice , 170514 , 1-9. American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) (2018). What is a medical assistant? Retrieved from - assistant#.Wmj4rUxFyM8 DeNisco, S.M., & Barker, A. M. (2015). Advanced practice nursing: Essential knowledge for the profession (3rd ed.). Retrieved from https:bookshelf.vitalsource.com
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