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Legal and Medical Issues Associated With Medication

Ogston-Tuck, Sherri (2020) Legal and Medical Issues Associated With Medication. In: Understanding Pharmacology in Nursing Practice. Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 3-24. ISBN 9783030320034

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This chapter addresses the professional, legal and ethical issues associated with medicine management and the role of the nurse. To ensure safe practice, it is imperative that safeguards are recognised and applied; therefore pertinent legislative frameworks, policy and professional regulation are discussed. Safeguarding patients when administering prescribed medicines means the nurse must have up-to-date knowledge and skill, and a key aspect of this is to ensure consent to treatment from the service user is secured; for this reason drawing on relevant legislation, the consensual process is reviewed.

Not infrequently, medicine management provokes ethical and legal challenges for the healthcare professional; these demand reflection and careful consideration; consequently in this chapter legal and ethical parameters and professional boundaries are appraised.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: nursing, pharmacology, ethical professional issues, medicine management, accountability, duty of care, ethics, regulation, legislation
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
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Depositing User: Sherri Ogston-Tuck
Date Deposited: 20 May 2019 09:59
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2022 11:32

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