Scenario: â€œAs a nurse practitioner, you prescribe medications for your patients. You make an error when prescribing medication to a 5-year-old patient. Rather than dosing him appropriately, you prescribe a dose suitable for an adult.â€
Write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:
- Explain the ethical and legal implications of the scenario on all stakeholders involved, such as the prescriber, pharmacist, patient, and patientâ€™s family.
- Describe strategies to address disclosure and nondisclosure as identified in the scenario. Be sure to reference laws specific to the state of Texas.
- Explain two strategies that you, as an advanced practice nurse, would use to guide your decision making in this scenario, including whether you would disclose your error. Be sure to justify your explanation.
- Explain the process of writing prescriptions, including strategies to minimize medication errors.