To prepare: · Consider the ethical implications of disclosure and nondisclosure. · Research federal and state laws for advanced practice nurses. Reflect on the legal implications of disclosure and nondisclosure for you and the health clinic. · Consider what you would do as the advanced practice nurse in this scenario including whether or not you would disclose your error. · Review the Institute for Safe Medication Practices website in the Learning Resources. Consider the process of writing prescriptions. Think about strategies to avoid medication errors. Write a 2- to 3- page paper that addresses the following: · Explain the ethical and legal implications of disclosure and nondisclosure. Be sure to reference laws specific to your state. · Describe what you would do as the advanced practice nurse in this scenario including whether or not you would disclose your error. Provide your rationale. · Explain the process of writing prescriptions including strategies to minimize medication errors. – This work should have Introduction and conclusion – This work should have at 4 to 6 current references – Use at least 3 references from class Learning Resources The following Resources are not acceptable: 1. Wikipedia 2. Cdc.gov- nonhealthcare professionals section 3. Webmd.com 4. Mayoclinic.com Required Readings **Arcangelo, V. P., Peterson, A. M., Wilbur, V., & Reinhold, J. A. (Eds.). (2017). Pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice: A practical approach (4th ed.). Ambler, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
- Chapter 1, “Issues for the Practitioner in Drug Therapy” (pp. 3–14) This chapter introduces issues relating to drug therapy such as adverse drug events and medication adherence. It also explores drug safety, the practitioner’s role and responsibilities in prescribing, and prescription writing.
- Chapter 59, “The Economics of Pharmacotherapeutics” (pp. 1009-1018) This chapter analyzes the costs of drug therapy to health care systems and society and explores practice guideline compliance and current issues in medical care.
- Chapter 60, “Integrative Approaches to Pharmacotherapy—A Look at Complex Cases” (pp. 1021-1036) This chapter examines issues in individual patient cases. It explores concepts relating to evaluation, drug selection, patient education, and alternative treatment options.