Ethic’s Case Study Physicians are the only one that can fill prescriptions. The assistant, nurse of any other staff member are not allowed to fill the prescription for the patients. The physician has the ability to periodically evaluate the medications to see what changes will need to be made or want might work better for that patient. If any other employee prescribes any kind of medication to a patient it could be harmful to them. In the case study Dr. William’s has an assistant Jerry McCall.
He has training for a LPN and knows that no matter what type of medication a patient is asking him to refill he is not allowed to. If there are no more refills on the prescription bottle the only thing Jerry can do in this position is to schedule the patient for an appointment with Dr. Williams. The patient is asking for a refill for Valium but could also ask for a refill for high blood pressure medication. If the patient has to call because he or she is out of refills on the prescription bottle needs to renew the prescription
As a Medical Assistant and Licensed Practical Nurse Jerry is not certified or qualified to call in a prescription to have it filled or refilled. Medication The medication the patient is requesting to have refilled, Valium (Diazepam), is not used as an antidepressant though he makes it very clear this is why he needs the medication. Valium is used for many reasons; anxiety, muscle spasms, and seizures and to control agitation caused by alcohol withdrawal. There are certain stipulations that come along with taking the medication. The medication should not be taking for longer than four months at a time
Doctors want us to follow their recommendations and ensure that the service user are getting the medication that they are prescribed, and that all referrals are followed through on. Working with professional partnership is a 2 way process we also want them to keep us informed of what is happening, notify us of any changes and keep us informed. C’s funding authority found a different service for C which he moved into, this new service was not for sensory impaired people and none of the staff at the new service could use British sign
Therefore, it is essential for any professional therapist to ensure that they follow a safe and recognised protocol for the protection of all involved. This begins at the Initial Consultation, a ‘mandatory’ part of the process according to Karle and Boys (2010). However, there is currently no legislation with regard to public control of practitioners including counsellors, psychotherapists and hypnotists. The only formal control on such an individual is the common law ‘duty of care’ and commercial law (Heap and Dryden:1991). There are several accredited bodies to which practitioners may choose to become members, but it is not obligatory.
Abigail Zuger discusses many topics in “We Love Them. We Have Them. We Take Them.” that probably would be denied by most doctors and unknown by most patients. The topic she covers in her essay though does not usually occur on a major scale (doctors do not usually prescribe Vicodin tablets for minor aches and pains), but does occur almost every day on a minor scale, which is usually routinely done for refills prescribed over the phone or for something as simple as a Cortisone shot for a patient to recover from the flu faster. Given this information prescribing medications for a better patient-physician relationship does not seem as serious as it is made out to be or is it?
• Over the counter medicines - (OTC) OTC medicines include those that treat minor complaints, which people may feel are not serious enough to see their GP. They are not kept on the shelves for you to pick up yourself; you must ask the pharmacist or the pharmacist assistant for them. • Prescription only medicines - (POM) These are medicines that you can only get on a prescription. The prescriptions can be issued by doctors, dentists, some nurses and some other healthcare professionals. The retail sale or supply of product is prohibited.
Most clinics do not provide lab work or X-rays, so if the patient comes in with a serious condition they would most likely be turned away and referred to a physician. Health Affairs Authors Margaret Laws and Kate Scott described the evolution of walk-in clinics in their article titled “The Emergence of Retail-Based Clinics In the United States: Early Observations. “Clinic operators have
The Influence of Individual Ethics on Decision-Making in the Health Care Industry Abstract This manuscript will discuss the influence of individual ethics on decision-making within the health care industry. This missive will also address the American College of Healthcare Executives Ethics Self-Assessment along with strategies that may improve ethical decision-making. The Influence of Individual Ethics on Decision-Making in the Health Care Industry Although much psychological research has focused on cognitive moral development as a way of investigating ethical behavior, individual differences or personality traits may also influence choice of ethical action taken or may relate to moral development itself (Lifton, 1985 and McCarrey, 1978). An individual is moral if that person conforms to the established practices and customs of a group or organization. An individual is ethical if that person voluntarily obliges to function in the in the light of an ideal good.