Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health by Adrian Jones

By Adrian Jones

Nurse Prescribing in psychological health is a pragmatic instruction manual for psychological future health nurses who're being education, have aspirations to coach or who're informed in nurse prescribing. It introduces the reader to the different sorts of nurse prescribing and the way they are often utilized in perform, now and sooner or later and displays at the myriad of matters which are dealing with beginner and skilled nurse prescribers. those contain inter-professional relationships, workforce paintings, moral and criminal matters, governance and sufferer protection.

The textual content is going directly to discover the differing kinds of medications normally prescribed for significant disorder teams and may aid nurse prescribers to appreciate the sensible program of prescribing as visible in medical practice.

Key gains:

  • Outlines the foundations of prescribing and pharmacology as utilized to psychological healthiness nursing
  • Running via the entire chapters is a evaluation of proper nurse prescribing examine and proof that helps basic prescribing perform with an instantaneous software to medical perform in psychological future health settings.
  • Evidenced based
  • Accessible, with case stories and situations in each one bankruptcy

Chapter 1 psychological overall healthiness Nursing: Our trip and Our destiny (pages 1–10):
Chapter 2 psychological well-being Nurse Prescribing: the united kingdom and the area (pages 11–27):
Chapter three The proof Base for Nurse Prescribing (pages 29–42):
Chapter four how one can Get Nurse Prescribing to paintings thoroughly (pages 43–66):
Chapter five historical past and evaluate: the root for powerful Nurse Prescribing (pages 67–88):
Chapter 6 Coexisting health conditions (pages 89–102):
Chapter 7 Nurse Prescribing within the actual global (pages 103–123):
Chapter eight selling Concordance and sufferer Involvement in medicine administration (pages 125–139):
Chapter nine Nurse Prescribers operating as a part of a staff (pages 141–155):
Chapter 10 moral and felony matters in psychological healthiness Nurse Prescribing (pages 157–171):
Chapter eleven destiny demanding situations for Nurse Prescribers (pages 173–184):

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1) Patients are more likely to be included in prescribing decisions. (2) Patients are more likely to receive information about their diagnosis and treatment. (3) It is unclear when patients would actually like to see their doctor. (4) Patients like to have their medication prescribed by a nurse possibly because of a difference in the consultation style. Medication management One of the biggest drivers for nurse prescribing is the area of medicines management. However, perceived deficits in nurse’s knowledge to prescribe medication have fuelled numerous research studies (King 2004; Leathard 2001; Otway 2002; Sodha et al.

A second study worthy of inclusion was carried out by Ryan-Wooley et al. (2007). This study was a survey of 2252 Macmillan nurses (palliative care) in the UK. Nurse prescribers (nϭ203) were critical about the quality of medical supervision and training to enable them to be a prescriber. This was not helped by the course content being poorly correlated to palliative care (a feature 40 Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health similar to mental health). There was a general view that patients would not wish Macmillan nurses to be independent prescribers because of the perceived safety of prescribing.

2002). Interpreting this conclusion is difficult as patients may actually like to see the advanced practice nurse and may place higher value on this than on the prescribing activity. An Australian study examined the impact of unrestricted nurse prescribing (independent prescribing) for people with schizophrenia who received depot medication. Results were positive in favour of nurse prescribing (McCann & Clark 2008). There have been a number of completed studies that chart the views of patients on nurse prescribing, for example, in primary care (Brooks et al.

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