Prescribing Rights in Different Countries

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Varies in different countries

Courtenay (2001) in her discussion of he issues of nurse prescribers, notes that prescribers have a duty of care to ensure:
• they are adequately prepared for the role
• they understand the legal and professional framework for the role
• they are competent for the role
• they are competent in the performance of the role
• the standards of their prescribing care meet with professional and legal requirement

Antibiotic overuse concerns

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