Module 1: Professional Accountability and Prescribing

Lesson 6


Nurses consciously build trusting relationships with patients to provide safe, compassionate, competent, and ethical care. In the care of patients requiring CDS, the risk of misuse and potential for harm is real. Therefore, nurses must know available resources that can support their practice, whether they be legal, empirical, or ethical resources. Personal values and patient values and preferences influence care in both beneficial and harmful ways. The complexity of CDS prescribing and administration is complicated by societal pressures. However, the nursing profession’s long commitment to social justice has nurses well placed to provide safe, holistic primary care that includes the use of CDS to anyone without discrimination.

Click here to finish Assignment #1