Updated: Jul 23
Published Jun 5
Why is it nurse practitioners are so against getting called out for ethics questions and borderline malpractice? Someone boasted about their colleague making 3-4 k a month tapping into needs for wegovy and adhd medications in a Tele health environment. Call that out as questionable medicine and borderline malpractice. Banned for even defending that opinion.
R/nursepractitioner is the face of our profession on that platform. And they are more concerned about uniformity than patient safety. If we can't police our profession, how can we hope to honestly meet the expectations of those we care for?
Not an NP, but this struck a chord with me, and I feel the same applies to all nurses and healthcare professionals.
I totally get where you're coming from. It can be frustrating when we don't want to address ethics questions and borderline malpractice issues. We're supposed to prioritize patient safety above all else, right?
That colleague boasting about making a quick buck by prescribing ADHD meds? Yeah, that's definitely questionable and as someone who actually has ADHD those meds are nothing to mess around with. And it's not cool to exploit patients' needs just to make a few extra bucks. So I support you calling them out.
As nurses, we have a responsibility to police our own profession and hold each other accountable. If we can't do that, how can we expect to meet the expectations of the people we care for? Patient safety should always be our top priority, no questions asked.
End of my rant.
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