NURS_6521 The Ethics and Legalities of Medication Error Disclosure

NURS_6521 The Ethics and Legalities of Medication Error Disclosure

Assignment:
The Ethics and Legalities of Medication Error Disclosure
American writer Nikki Giovanni once said: “Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts” (Goodreads, 2012). Whenever you make an error when writing a prescription, you must consider the ethical and legal implications of your error—no matter how seemingly insignificant it might 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 the prescription error will affect you, the patient, and the health care facility where you practice. In this Assignment, you examine ethical and legal implications of disclosure and nondisclosure of personal error.NURS_6521 The Ethics and Legalities of Medication Error Disclosure

Consider the following scenario:

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You are working as an advanced practice nurse at a community health clinic. You make an error when prescribing a drug to a patient. You do not think the patient would know that you made the error, and it 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 of disclosure 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 you would disclose your error.NURS_6521 The Ethics and Legalities of Medication Error Disclosure
Review the Institute for Safe Medication Practices website in the Learning Resources. Consider the process of writing prescriptions. Think about strategies to avoid medication errors.
By Day 7
Write a 2-page paper that addresses the following NURS_6521 The Ethics and Legalities of Medication Error Disclosure:

Explain the ethical and legal implications of disclosure and nondisclosure. Be sure to reference laws specific to your state.
Describe what you would do as the advanced practice nurse in this scenario including whether or not you would disclose your error. Provide your rationale.
Explain the process of writing prescriptions including strategies to minimize medication errors.

Reminder: Please make sure the paper includes a title page, introduction (including a purpose statement), summary, and references. Lastly, Please follow uploaded rubric.NURS_6521 The Ethics and Legalities of Medication Error Disclosure

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Quality of Work Submitted:

The extent of which work meets the assigned criteria and work reflects graduate level critical and analytic thinking.

27 (27%) - 30 (30%)

Assignment exceeds expectations. All topics are addressed with a minimum of 75% containing exceptional breadth and depth about each of the assignment topics.

24 (24%) - 26 (26%)

Assignment meets expectations. All topics are addressed with a minimum of 50% containing good breadth and depth about each of the assignment topics.

21 (21%) - 23 (23%)NURS_6521 The Ethics and Legalities of Medication Error Disclosure

Assignment meets most of the expectations. One required topic is either not addressed or inadequately addressed.

0 (0%) - 20 (20%)

Assignment superficially meets some of the expectations. Two or more required topics are either not addressed or inadequately addressed.

 

Quality of Work Submitted:

The purpose of the paper is clear.

5 (5%) - 5 (5%)

A clear and comprehensive purpose statement is provided which delineates all required criteria.

4 (4%) - 4 (4%)

Purpose of the assignment is stated, yet is brief and not descriptive.

3.5 (3.5%) - 3.5 (3.5%)

Purpose of the assignment is vague or off topic.

0 (0%) - 3 (3%)

No purpose statement was provided.

 

Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas:

The extend to which the work reflects the student's ability to:

Understand and interpret the assignment's key concepts.

9 (9%) - 10 (10%)NURS_6521 The Ethics and Legalities of Medication Error Disclosure

Demonstrates the ability to critically appraise and intellectually explore key concepts.

8 (8%) - 8 (8%)

Demonstrates a clear understanding of key concepts.

7 (7%) - 7 (7%)

Shows some degree of understanding of key concepts.

0 (0%) - 6 (6%)

Shows a lack of understanding of key concepts, deviates from topics.

 

Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas:

The extend to which the work reflects the student's ability to:

Apply and integrate material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, and textbook) and credible outside resources.

18 (18%) - 20 (20%)

Demonstrates and applies exceptional support of major points and integrates 2 or more credible outside sources, in addition to 2-3 course resources to suppport point of view.

16 (16%) - 17 (17%)

Integrates specific information from 1 credible outside resource and 2-3 course resources to support major points and point of view.NURS_6521 The Ethics and Legalities of Medication Error Disclosure

14 (14%) - 15 (15%)

Minimally includes and integrates specific information from 2-3 resources to support major points and point of view.

0 (0%) - 13 (13%)

Includes and integrates specific information from 0 to 1 resoruce to support major points and point of view.

 

Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas:

The extend to which the work reflects the student's ability to:

Synthesize (combines various components or different ideas into a new whole) material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, textbook) and outside, credible resources by comparing different points of view and highlighting similarities, differences, and connections.

18 (18%) - 20 (20%)

Synthesizes and justifies (defends, explains, validates, confirms) information gleaned from sources to support major points presented. Applies meaning to the field of advanced nursing practice.

16 (16%) - 17 (17%)NURS_6521 The Ethics and Legalities of Medication Error Disclosure

Summarizes information gleaned from sources to support major points, but does not synthesize.

14 (14%) - 15 (15%)

Identifies but does not interpret or apply concepts, and/or strategies correctly; ideas unclear and/or underdeveloped.

0 (0%) - 13 (13%)

Rarely or does not interpret, apply, and synthesize concepts, and/or strategies.

 

Written Expression and Formatting

Paragraph and Sentence Structure: Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are clearly structured and carefully focused--neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance.

5 (5%) - 5 (5%)NURS_6521 The Ethics and Legalities of Medication Error Disclosure

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for structure, flow, continuity and clarity

4 (4%) - 4 (4%)

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for structure, flow, continuity and clarity 80% of the time.

3.5 (3.5%) - 3.5 (3.5%)

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for structure, flow, continuity and clarity 60%- 79% of the time.

0 (0%) - 3 (3%)

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for structure, flow, continuity and clarity < 60% of the time.

Written Expression and Formatting

English writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation

5 (5%) - 5 (5%)

Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors.

4 (4%) - 4 (4%)

Contains a few (1-2) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

3.5 (3.5%) - 3.5 (3.5%)

Contains several (3-4) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

0 (0%) - 3 (3%)

Contains many (≥ 5) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding.NURS_6521 The Ethics and Legalities of Medication Error Disclosure

 

Written Expression and Formatting

The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running head, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.

5 (5%) - 5 (5%)

Uses correct APA format with no errors.

4 (4%) - 4 (4%)

Contains a few (1-2) APA format errors.

3.5 (3.5%) - 3.5 (3.5%)

Contains several (3-4) APA format errors.

0 (0%) - 3 (3%)

Contains many (≥ 5) APA format errors.

Total Points: 100.NURS_6521 The Ethics and Legalities of Medication Error Disclosure