ETHICS IN HEALTH CARE

Case #1  Write up the case below using the systemic approach discussed in class and found in Buerki et al., in this specific instance, to discover the right moral decision for you: You, the chief hospital pharmacist, hired a new technician about 3 months ago. The technician was the daughter of one of your closest family friends. She appeared very personable, competent and dependable. After 3 months, the pharmacy′s inventory records showed a shortage of promethazine dextromethorphan. After watching the pharmacy personnel, the new tech was observed putting the drug into the wastebasket. When she went home at the end of the shift, she would empty the wastebasket. How would you handle this situation?  Provide responses for each component discussing an ethical case in arriving at your solution.

Case #2  Write up the case below using the systemic approach discussed in Buerki et al., in this specific instance, to discover th e right moral decision: On a busy night in your pharmacy (outpatient hospital setting), a member of the hospital board comes in with her sick child and asks that you fill his presсrіption right away. The child has a sore throat and red eyes, and he appears subdued, but alert. You have a full pharmacy with about a 90-minute wait time. What should you do? What if she asks for the brand-named drug (non-formulary)?  Provide responses for each component discussing an ethical case in arriving at your solution.  Be sure to consider as many consequences as possible

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