Nursing Case: Case Study Of Fannie Mae Pharmaceuticals
Jackie is a doctor at a private family practice in Waco, Texas. He and his wife have been invited to dinner at a nice, expensive restaurant by an old college friend that has recently been employed as a pharmaceutical representative for Fannie Mae Pharmaceuticals. Jim is a new pharmaceutical representative eager to make a good impression on his company. Jim represents the premium diabetes drug, Glucophage, and he wants to discuss with Jackie the benefits of prescribing this expensive diabetic drug to his patients at his practice. Jackie’s practice services clients that are 65% over the age of 55 and the majority are insured patients (Connolly, Althaus, & Skipper, 2014).
Jackie faces the ethical dilemma of making a decision …show more content…
92).. He will put together arguments to evaluate if 15% of people controlling weight gain with their diabetes is relevant and he will make a judgement on the truthfulness of the claim (Johnson, 2016, p. 93) . Jackie will make a decision on a rational level about the dilemma of which drug he will prescribe ( Johnson, 2016, p.92).. Although, Jackie could leverage the use of the free samples from his drug rep as a way of promoting his decision to prescribe the more expensive brand of medication for his patients, he knows that the limited amount of free samples will not sustain his patients and they will end up paying six to one over the substantially less expensive Metformin (Connolly, Althaus, & Skipper, 2014). Finally, he will move to the responsible level and determine if the drug, Glucophage, is worth the cost to his patients (Johnson, 2016, p.92). Jackie will weigh the differences in the generic and brand medication and put himself in his patients shoes (Johnson, 2016, p. 93). He will evaluate the choices he has in the course of action and carry out his decision based on the patients health issues and the effects diabetes is having on their life.
By being attentive, intelligent, responsible, and responsible (Johnson, 2016, 92), Jackie will find a “well-grounded solution” ( Johnson, 2016, p. 89). Jackie will change the direction of this ethical dilemma by being attentive to his patients’ individual needs, using his critical thinking skills, following the “analytical rules that bring the best result” (Johnson, 2016, p. 93), he will prescribe medications for each patient based on an intelligent decision (Johnson, 2016, p.