Can I hide medication in a patient’s food?
Matt Griffiths Visiting professor of prescribing and medicines management, Birmingham City University
Disguising medication in food or drink is not considered best practice by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), whose standards for medicines management say: ‘As a general principle, by disguising medication in food or drink, the patient or client is being led to believe they are not receiving medication, when in fact they are.’
Nursing Standard. 32, 15,30-30. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.15.30.s21