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Medicines Management in Mental Health Care

  • ID: 2222327
  • Book
  • July 2009
  • Region: Global
  • 272 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Medicines are the most common form of treatment for those with mental health problems worldwide.
Medicines Management in Mental Health Care is the first detailed evidence–based medicines management text for mental health practitioners in the UK.

Medicines Management in Mental Health Care is divided into two parts. Part one provides mental health nurses and other mental health workers with a detailed understanding of the evidence–base for medicines management covering subjects including psychotropic medication and co–morbidity. Part two addresses the practical implications for clinical practice and provides vital guidance on prescribing and medicines management, working with service users, treatment adherence, evaluation skills and problem solving as well as specific advice relating to the realities of practice.

Medicines Management in Mental Health Care is an essential resource for mental health nurses and mental health practitioners.
  • Discusses evidence–based interventions
  • Outlines the main types of medicines offered
  • Discusses co–morbidity
  • Outlines a model of medicines management
  • Discusses good prescribing practice

Care Planning in Mental Health: Promoting Recovery
Edited by Angela Hall, Stephan Kirby & Michael Wren

Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health
Adrian Jones

Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context
Edited by Peter Phillips, Olive McKeown & Tom Sandford

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Part one: An evidence base for medicines management.

1 Introduction and setting the scene.

2 Psychotropic medication.

3 Co–morbidity.

Part two: Medicines management in clinical practice.

4 Non–medical prescribing and medicines management policies.

5 Recovery and medicines.

6 Treatment adherence.

7 The role of the prescriber in medicines management.

8 The role of the pharmacist in medicines management.

9 Engagement and working collaboratively with service users.

10 Evaluating treatment.

11 A medication management toolkit.

12 Problem solving.

13 Inpatient medication management.

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Neil Harris
John Baker
Richard Gray
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