Situational Cases for Pharmacist
Answer the following cases using your knowledge on the practice of Pharmacy. The cases being evaluated are base on your decision as a future Pharmacist if being situated on the following scenario.
1. Mikasa and Eren Hill have 4 children, all under the age of 7 years, 3 of whom have a congenital heart defect requiring medication use. Without these medications there is a 75% risk of death within the next year; with use of these medications, this risk drops to 15%. Side effects of this medication are relatively benign and readily managed. The Hill’s belong to a recognized religious group that firmly believes in “noninterference” even in life-threatening medical conditions. Although insurance will pay for the medications, the Hills don’t believe they should interfere with fate. Under pressure from Eren’s employer (a family friend), they have visited a physician, received prescriptions and come to the pharmacy to get them filled. Your pharmacy assistant has overheard them speaking and learned they actually have absolutely no intention of administering the medications to their children and have had the prescriptions filled simply to placate Eren’s employer. Your pharmacy assistance shares this information with you immediately prior to your counselling session with the Hills.
2. Nathan Drake is a pharmacist working in a busy community practice. He has an excellent rapport with his patients and provides effective patient-centered care. Recently, his brother Samuel ‘Sam’ Drake told him about a girl he just met. Sam has been dating (unsuccessfully) for many years and is very keen on meeting someone, settling down and starting a family. Nathan is thrilled for Sam, as the 2 cousins are very close. Sam’s new girlfriend is called Elena Fisher. From what Nathan is told by Sam, Elena is a sweet and sensitive fellow. Nathan has also seen a few pictures of Elena and she appears to be a strapping young woman. Today in the pharmacy, Nathan received a prescription for antiretroviral drugs used to treat HIV. These prescriptions are for “Elena Fisher.” The person presenting the prescriptions looks very similar to the photographs Sam has shown Nathan, but Nathan is not 100% certain it is the same person. What should Nathan do?
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