Medicines Management in Mental Health Care
Copyright © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Editor(s): Neil Harris, John Baker, Richard Gray
Published Online: 27 OCT 2009
Print ISBN: 9781405132893
Online ISBN: 9781444316155
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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