Explore the ethical and legal implications of scenarios and consider how to appropriately respond. Consider the legal and ethical implications of prescribing prescription drugs, disclosure, and nondisclosure. Review the scenario assigned by your Instruc
Nondisclosure can also present ethical dilemmas since withholding certain information from a patient may not always be in their best interest – for example, if a physician knows of an alternative treatment option but decides against sharing it due to cost considerations then this could constitute malpractice. In addition, disclosing information without permission such as revealing confidential medical details without authorization can lead to potential lawsuits or other liabilities for healthcare providers. Ultimately all decisions regarding prescription drug use should be made within the framework of trying to do what is right for the patient while following all relevant guidelines including those related legal and ethical implications.