Ethical Issues in Nursing: Administering Antibiotics at Patient’s Request

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Ethical Issues in Nursing: Administering Antibiotics at Patient’s Request
Overview of the Problem
Nursing requires comprehensive awareness of strategies to improve patient’s health. Maintaining a clean, sterile, and comfortable environment is necessary to ensure that patients do not contract disease while receiving care. However, many patients believe that they must receive antibiotics in addition to their treatment. Patients are rarely satisfied with a physician’s description of how a cold or virus progresses and may ask to receive a prescription for antibiotics. Until recently, physicians were likely to acquiesce to a patient’s request, even when there was a strong likelihood that the patient did not need to receive additional...
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