The role of the community psychiatric nurse in improving treatment compliance in alcoholics

Authors

  • Julie Wetherill RMN SRN CRN Cert,

    1. Community Psychiatric Nurse, Alcoholism Treatment Unit, University Hospital of South Manchester, Manchester
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  • Tim Kelly RMN CPN Cert,

    Corresponding author
    1. Consultant in Charge, Alcoholism Treatment Unit, University Hospital of South Manchester, Manchester
      Tim Kelly, CPN Service, Home 4, Ground Floor, Withington Hospital, Nell Lane, Manchester M20 8LR.
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  • Brian Hore BSC (Physiol) MB BS MRCP MRCPsych M Phil

    1. Consultant in Charge, Alcoholism Treatment Unit, University Hospital of South Manchester, Manchester
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Tim Kelly, CPN Service, Home 4, Ground Floor, Withington Hospital, Nell Lane, Manchester M20 8LR.

Abstract

Patient compliance in alcoholism treatment remains an under-researched topic. Some factors as to why patients comply to treatment have been studied but the intervention of nursing staff who work in the community has not been extensively researched. This study looks at the effect, if any, of having community psychiatric nurses following up a randomly-selected group of new patients referred to the Withington Hospital Alcoholism Treatment Unit. This study looks at the involvement of community psychiatric nurses in their initial treatment.

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