Nurse prescribing ethics and medical marketing
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Nurse prescribing ethics and medical marketing

John Adams Senior lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University, Peterborough

This article suggests that nurse prescribers require an awareness of key concepts in ethics, such as deontology and utilitarianism to reflect on current debates and contribute to them. The principles of biomedical ethics have also been influential in the development of professional codes of conduct. Attention is drawn to the importance of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry’s code of practice for the pharmaceutical industry in regulating marketing aimed at prescribers.

Nursing Standard. 25, 29, 62-66. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.


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