What Impact Have You Observed In The Populations You Serve In Your Nursing Practice? Comment On The Ethics Of This Practice, In Terms Of Autonomy, Beneficence, Non-Maleficence, And Justice.
Consumers in the US are exposed to unprecedented high levels of direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) for prescription drugs. DTCA provides information to consumers, promotes medication adherence, and encourages healthy behaviors. Brief exposure to pharmaceutical DTCA has positive, if nuanced, associations around medication-related demand intentions. DTC ads make patients more involved in their healthcare. They help patients have better discussions with their physicians and provide greater awareness of treatment. When a patient ask about a specific drug, 88 percent of the time they had the condition that the drug treated. Patients understand that they need to consult a health care professional about appropriate treatment.