Chapter 6. Treatment Adherence

  1. Dr Neil Harris BSc (Hons), RNM, RGN, PSI Diploma, PhD, Consultant Nurse Lecturer1,
  2. Dr John Baker MPhil, MSc, BNurs (Hons), RMN, CPN, PhD, postgraduate Lecturer1 and
  3. Professor Richard Gray PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), RN, Dip HE, DLSHTM, FEANS Professor2
  1. Dr Neil Harris BSc (Hons), RNM, RGN, PSI Diploma, PhD, Consultant Nurse Lecturer

Published Online: 27 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316155.ch6

Medicines Management in Mental Health Care

Medicines Management in Mental Health Care

How to Cite

Harris, N. (2009) Treatment Adherence, in Medicines Management in Mental Health Care (eds N. Harris, J. Baker and R. Gray), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316155.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Manchester, UK

  2. 2

    University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405132893

Online ISBN: 9781444316155

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Keywords:

  • treatment adherence;
  • compliance, adherence and concordance;
  • non-adherence to medication in mental health;
  • factors affecting adherence;
  • clinical practice issues;
  • service users becoming effective partners in health care;
  • undertaking effective discussions with service users;
  • assessment and intervention;
  • medication brief evaluation - influences and beliefs (bemib);
  • mental health Carers' Charter

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What are we talking about – compliance, adherence, concordance?

  • How widespread is non-adherence to medication in mental health?

  • Issues in clinical practice

  • Enabling service users to become effective partners in their health care

  • Assessment and intervention

  • Information giving

  • Conclusion

  • References