Ethics Case Study

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Ethics Case Study
Jennifer Edwards
HCS/335
February 20, 2014
Dr. Lena Watson University of Phoenix

Ethics Case Study: Background and Medical Training
In the case study Jerry is an office assistant for Dr. William’s office. Jerry’s professional skill and training is in medical assistance and licensed practical nurse (LPN). At the time of day, the receptionist in Dr. Williams’s office was at lunch. In Jerry’s satisfaction he was in the position where he could be used the most, answering phones. A patient calls asking for a refill on the prescription drug Valium an antidepressant medication. The patient is asking for this prescription called in right away before leaving for the airport in thirty minutes. The patient states he is a personal friend of Dr. Williams and the doctor has always given him a small supply of Valium when he has to fly. Jerry’s training does not qualify him to make refilled medication request for patients. Because Jerry is not trained to look at the last clinical from the doctor, the dosage Jerry may or may not give the patient will cause an adverse effect. Prescription management based on the patients’ needs will be based on the recommendation of the physician. One must take in to account the age of the patient, disorder and other important information (not mentioned), Jerry may find it hard to give the correct dosage to the pharmacists.

Valium and Controlled medications
The issue of calling in the medication and refilling the order is something that Jerry is not licensed to do. In Jerry’s profession he is allowed to assist the office administration and to care for people who are sick and injured under the direction of a nurse (RN) or physician. According to "Rxlist" (2014), "The effectiveness of Valium in long term use, that is, more than four months, has not been assessed by…...

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