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Nursing2015

September 2009, Volume 39 Number 9 , p 8 - 8 [FREE]

Author

  • REGINA G. COTTRELL RN, BS, MN-ED

Abstract

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COTTRELL, REGINA G. RN, BS, MN-ED

Issue: Volume 39(9), September ...

 

[black small square] In "Don't Forget the Sixth Right" (Letters, July 2009),* a reader said that the sixth right of medication administration is right documentation. When I teach a reentry/refresher course for LPNs and RNs, I stress eight rights. The seventh is right reason, and the eighth is the right to refuse. Nurses need to know why a medication has been prescribed. They must also respect the patient's right to refuse treatment, including medication.

 

-REGINA G. COTTRELL, RN, BS, MN-ED

 

Tempe, Ariz.

 

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[black small square] In "Don't Forget the Sixth Right" (Letters, July 2009),* a reader said that the sixth right of medication administration is right documentation. When I teach a reentry/refresher course for LPNs and RNs, I stress eight rights. The seventh is right reason, and the eighth is the right to refuse. Nurses need to know why a medication has been prescribed. They must also respect the patient's right to refuse treatment, including medication.

-REGINA G. COTTRELL, RN, BS, MN-ED

Tempe, Ariz.

* Individual subscribers can also access these articles free online at http://www.nursing2009.com. [Context Link]