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.
Write a 2- to 3-page that addresses the following:
- Explain the ethical and legal implications of the scenario on all stakeholders involved, such as the prescriber, pharmacist, patient, and patient’s family.
- Describe strategies to address disclosure and nondisclosure as identified in the scenario. Be sure to reference laws specific to Florida.
- Explain two strategies that an advanced practice nurse, would use to guide your decision-making in this scenario, including whether you would disclose this incident. Be sure to justify your explanation.
- Explain the process of writing prescriptions, including strategies to minimize medication errors