- •One of the stated objectives of the Professorial Nursing Unit at The Geelong Hospital was to promote self-care in all patients who were capable. This included self-administration of medication.
- •Two years later the implementation of the programme, although approved by the administration of the hospital and actively promoted by the nursing staff, had not occurred.
- •The barriers to achieving the implementation of self-medication have largely concerned the need for control by various groups within the hospital community. This case-study traces the story to date.