An Anti Psychotic Medication Treatment

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It has come to my attention going over teacher files that one of my elementary teachers has a prescription for Risperdal, which is an anti-psychotic medication to treat schizophrenia. It is my job to decide what to do, and if she is a risk to the children if she stops taking her medications. There are a number of factors to consider before making a decision, as well as ethical issues to evaluate concerning this situation. In order to be morally sound in my decision I need to decide what the right action to take is. So first off, I need to get the facts on this medication.
Ethics on Medication in the Workplace
Risperdal is an “antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia’, but I found it’s also used to “treat bipolar disorder” ("Risperdal: Uses, Dosage & Side Effects -," 2015). So there is a chance she may be taking for this reason as well. She has shown no signs of emotional or physical threat to the children, to herself or anyone else. All of her students love her, and she has never given us a reason for concern. She submitted to her file that she is on medication, and has not tried to hide her medical situation form the school board. So I have to base my decision on facts and ethics, and what is morally right.
Normative Theories in this Case
Ethical relativism states “there is no universal right and wrong”, and no matter what decision I will come to, will have consequences to my actions (Kottler & Shepard, 2015). We have several students here at our

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