The ethical and legal implications of prescribing drugs
In addition, medication mistakes can have ethical consequences, which could erode trust in patients and cause harm. Practitioners must comply with the state’s laws and ethical principles and consult colleagues if necessary to deal with non-disclosure. You can use ethical principles like beneficence or nonmaleficence to help guide your decision making. When writing prescriptions it’s important to use technology and strategies to help minimize errors. Healthcare providers who follow these guidelines can reduce medication errors, and safeguard the health and safety of their patients.