Teacher offering Ativan scripts....? - page 4

by I's and... Oh's

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I am in second year of nursing school and during our orientation a teacher (he happens to be an N.P.) offered his help in providing anti-anxiety medication for testing purposes. He mentioned something along the lines of "It has... Read More


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    Since when should teachers be part of your health care? Seriously.... that is insane and putting people in a very vulnerable position and the provider also being in a position of power is disgusting choice of practice. There is a reason for HIPAA and FERPA.
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    Quote from I's and... Oh's
    Since when should teachers be part of your health care? Seriously.... that is insane and putting people in a very vulnerable position and the provider also being in a position of power is disgusting choice of practice. There is a reason for HIPAA and FERPA.
    So if he offers you medication, just say "no" (the "thank you" is optional). The only way you will be vulnerable is if you make yourself vulnerable.
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    Quote from I's and... Oh's
    What I'm trying to ask is if offering help to students is concerning to you. That's it.
    Nothing is more repulsive than a teacher trying to help a student!
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    Ya know.. I'm going to go with professional boundaries are crossed on this one.
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    Quote from I's and... Oh's
    Since when should teachers be part of your health care? Seriously.... that is insane and putting people in a very vulnerable position and the provider also being in a position of power is disgusting choice of practice. There is a reason for HIPAA and FERPA.
    Offering a person help is a compassionate thing to do. I'm not sure where the break down in communication exists here but by all you've said, this teacher is employing an extraordinary measure to help you. If you find that inappropriate then it is in your power to say so. This has clearly deeply upset you and it sounds like it does need to be addressed with them. I believe he is trying to help you, though. You will stop feeling like a victim here when you decide to take control of it in a constructive way.
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    Quote from marycarney
    I think for someone with prescriptive authority (MD, NP) to OFFER drugs (particularly drugs which have a certain 'street value') WITHOUT provocation (i.e. - a patient approaching the prescriber) raises a huge red flag.

    If it was a joke- it was a terribly unprofessional joke.

    But I find an NP just blanket offering to write prescriptions for controlled substances to persons who are NOT their patients to be extremely hinky.
    Yeah, it is. It seems as though there is an underplaying of the significance of prescribing benzos on a mass scale without taking the time one normally would to do a thorough history.
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    Quote from nursel56

    Yeah, it is. It seems as though there is an underplaying of the significance of prescribing benzos on a mass scale without taking the time one normally would to do a thorough history.
    I don't think any mass benzo prescribing happened.
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    As a NP and an clinical instructor it's not funny, not professional and not being helpful. You never offer to write scripts for anyone especially a student. If a student is having trouble and you are concerned then sit and have a heart to heart. I would report him because he has crossed the line .
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    OP, asking for and accepting help is not a bad thing. Obviously your okay with it seeing as how you seeked outside opinions. But receiving help doesn't always mean it turns out the way you want it to. You seem to feel extremely victimized by your nursing school and this professor. Maybe an anti-anxiety medication may help because the world is not out to get you and they are not trying to ruin your life. Your teacher and administrations job is to help you. If your balking this much simply because he mentioned Ativan might help, you should ask yourself why am I reacting this way to this situation? Just trying to help. Good luck to you
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    Huh? Seriously?! You haven't enough information to make those, very vast, assumptions.


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