Chapter 20. Prescribing Authority and Medication Management in Mental Health and Addiction Nursing

  1. Professor G. Hussein Rassool MSc, BA, RN, FETC, RCNT, RNT MILT, FRSH Cert. Ed., Cert. Couns., Cert in Supervision & Consultation1,2,3
  1. G.H. Rassool and
  2. J. Winnington

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774953.ch20

Dual Diagnosis Nursing

Dual Diagnosis Nursing

How to Cite

Rassool, G.H. and Winnington, J. (2006) Prescribing Authority and Medication Management in Mental Health and Addiction Nursing, in Dual Diagnosis Nursing (ed G. H. Rassool), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774953.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Addiction & Mental Health, Departamento de Psiquiatria e Ciências Humanas da Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

  2. 2

    Visiting Professor Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

  3. 3

    Formerly Senior Lecturer in Addictive Behaviour, Department of Addictive Behaviour & Psychological Medicine, Centre for Addiction Studies, St George's Hospital, University of London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 30 OCT 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405119023

Online ISBN: 9780470774953

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Keywords:

  • medication;
  • addiction;
  • drugs;
  • palliative care;
  • pharmacists

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Context of Nurse Prescribing

  • Rationale for Nurse Prescribing

  • New Approach, New Dangers

  • Rational Use of Psychoactive Substances

  • Medication Management

  • Implications for Nursing Practice

  • Continuing Professional Development

  • Evidence Based Practice and Research

  • Conclusion

  • References