Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health

Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health

Author(s): DR Adrian Jones

Published Online: 1 JUL 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405170925

Online ISBN: 9781444311624

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311624

About this Book

Nurse Prescribing in Mental health is a practical handbook for mental health nurses who are being training, have aspirations to train or who are trained in nurse prescribing. It introduces the reader to the different types of nurse prescribing and how they can be used in practice, now and in the future and reflects on the myriad of issues that are facing novice and experienced nurse prescribers. These include inter-professional relationships, team work, ethical and legal issues, governance and patient safety.

The text goes on to explore the different types of medicines commonly prescribed for major disease groups and will help nurse prescribers to understand the practical application of prescribing as seen in clinical practice.

Key features:

  • Outlines the principles of prescribing and pharmacology as applied to mental health nursing
  • Running through all of the chapters is a review of relevant nurse prescribing research and evidence that supports general prescribing practice with a direct application to clinical practice in mental health settings.
  • Evidenced based
  • Accessible, with case studies and scenarios in each chapter

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