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To Prepare

By Day 7 of Week 1

Write a 3-page paper that addresses the following:

  • Explain the ethical and legal implications of the scenario on all stakeholders involved, including the prescriber, pharmacist, patient, and patient’s family.
  • Describe strategies to address disclosure and nondisclosure. Be sure to reference laws specific to your state.
  • Explain two strategies that you, as an advanced practice nurse, would use to guide your decision making in this scenario. Be sure to justify your explanation. 
  • Explain the process of writing prescriptions, including strategies to minimize medication errors.

Assigned scenario

You see another nurse practitioner writing a prescription for her husband, who is not a patient of the nurse practitioner. The prescription is for a narcotic. You can’t decide whether or not to report the incident.