THE ETHICS AND LEGALITIES OF MEDICATION ERROR DISCLOSURE.Explain the ethical and legal implications of disclosure and nondisclosure. Be sure to reference lawsspecific to your state.
American writer Nikki Giovanni once said: “Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the errorthat counts” (Goodreads, 2012). Whenever you make an error when writing a prescription, you mustconsider the ethical and legal implications of your error—no matter how seemingly insignificant itmight be. You may fear the possible consequences and feel pressured not to disclose the error.Regardless, you need to consider the potential implications of non-disclosure. How you respond to theprescription error will affect you, the patient, and the health care facility where you practice. Inthis Assignment, you examine ethical and legal implications of disclosure and nondisclosure of personalerror.Consider the following scenario:You are working as an advanced practice nurse at a community health clinic. You make an error whenprescribing a drug to a patient. You do not think the patient would know that you made the error, andit certainly was not intentional.To prepare:Consider the ethical implications of disclosure and nondisclosure.Research federal and state laws for advanced practice nurses. Reflect on the legal implications ofdisclosure 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 youwould disclose your error.Review the Institute for Safe Medication Practices website in the Learning Resources. Consider theprocess of writing prescriptions. Think about strategies to avoid medication errors.To complete: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 lawsspecific to your state.Describe what you would do as the advanced practice nurse in this scenario including whether or not youwould disclose your error. Provide your rationale.Explain the process of writing prescriptions including strategies to minimize medication errors.This Assignment is due by Day 7 of this week.Reminder: The School of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction,summary, and references. The Sample Paper provided at the Walden Writing Center provides an example ofthose required elements (available at http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/57.htm). All papers submittedmust use this formatting.
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