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Medicines Management in Mental Health Care

Neil Harris (Editor), John Baker (Editor), Richard Gray (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-3289-3
272 pages
August 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Medicines are the most common form of treatment for those with mental health problems worldwide. Medicines Management in Mental Health Care is the first detailed evidence-based medicines management text for mental health practitioners in the UK.

Medicines Management in Mental Health Care is divided into two parts. Part one provides mental health nurses and other mental health workers with a detailed understanding of the evidence-base for medicines management covering subjects including psychotropic medication and co-morbidity. Part two addresses the practical implications for clinical practice and provides vital guidance on prescribing and medicines management, working with service users, treatment adherence, evaluation skills and problem solving as well as specific advice relating to the realities of practice.

Medicines Management in Mental Health Care is an essential resource for mental health nurses and mental health practitioners.

• Discusses evidence-based interventions
• Outlines the main types of medicines offered
• Discusses co-morbidity
• Outlines a model of medicines management
• Discusses good prescribing practice
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Part one: An evidence base for medicines management.

1 Introduction and setting the scene.

2 Psychotropic medication.

3 Co-morbidity.

Part two: Medicines management in clinical practice.

4 Non-medical prescribing and medicines management policies.

5 Recovery and medicines.

6 Treatment adherence.

7 The role of the prescriber in medicines management.

8 The role of the pharmacist in medicines management.

9 Engagement and working collaboratively with service users.

10 Evaluating treatment.

11 A medication management toolkit.

12 Problem solving.

13 Inpatient medication management.

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Dr Neil Harris is a Consultant Nurse at Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust and Lecturer at the University of Manchester.

Dr John Baker is a Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at the University of Manchester.

Dr Richard Gray is Professor of Nursing Research at the University of East Anglia.
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  • Discusses evidence based interventions
  • Outlines the main types of medication offered
  • Discusses co-morbidity
  • Outlines a model of medication management
  • Discusses good prescribing practice
See More
"Present[s] a model of medical management that emphasizes the themes of recovery in self-efficacy terms, and practitioner collaboration (with the specialist pharmacist part of the team) and empowerment through education." (Book News, December 2009)
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