Dicussion Question -Week 5, you were assigned by Faculty to argue either the pro (for) or con (against) for a particular medication.  You were also provided information for a patient case study scenario. Week 5 was your opportunity to conduct research for this debate.

This week, you will present and defend your assigned stance (pro or con) and specific medication for your patient case study scenario with your peers. Within the debate, you will also share your perspective on why the alternative medication class would not be appropriate for the patient case scenario. 

Support your answers with evidence-based, peer-reviewed scholarly literature.

I was given -Con (Alpha Adrenergic Agonist)-medication

Post your response detailing your argument for the following:

  • What is the proposed mechanism of action of the medication(s)? Why might this be appropriate for the patients?
  • What are the advantages or disadvantages to your class of medication (options for different administration, length of duration, etc.)?
  • What are the advantages or disadvantages to the other medication options?
  • What possible side effects or considerations need to be evaluated?
  • Provide one example for each consideration—legal, ethical, and social implications—for prescribing the medication category.

Note: Your response needs to be supported by three 3 scholarly peer-reviewed resources located outside of your course learning resources.

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