Administration of medicines part 1: the law and nursing
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Administration of medicines part 1: the law and nursing

Richard Griffith Lecturer, School of Health Science, University of Wales, Swansea
Howard Griffiths Clinical Practice Tutor, School of Health Science, University of Wales, Swansea
Sue Jordan Senior Lecturer, School of Health Science, University of Wales, Swansea

The authors outline the legal and professional consequences for nurses of failing to adhere to the law relating to the administration of medications. Part 2, next week, will look at the biological consequences for patients of non-adherence to drug administration schedules.

Nursing Standard. 18, 2,47-53. doi: 10.7748/ns2003.09.18.2.47.c3465

Correspondence

S.E.Jordan@swansea.ac.uk

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