Medicines Management in Mental Health Nursing

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SAGE, Aug 19, 2011 - Medical - 256 pages
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Mental-health nurses must develop the crucial skills of correct medicines management and calculations in order to provide safe care to their patients. This book specifically supports pre-registration students in meeting the required competencies for medicines management. It has a strong emphasis on understanding the role of medicine as one of a range of treatment options, and collaborative working with patients and carers. It is clearly structured around the NMC Essential Skills Clusters for medicines management, covering law, drugs calculations, administration, storage, record keeping, introductory pharmacology, patient communication and contextual issues.
 

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Contents

2 Legal and ethical aspects of medicines management in mental health
38
3 The therapeutic alliance and the promotion of adherence to medication
57
4 Essential anatomy and physiology of the brain
82
5 Management and treatment of depression
100
6 Management and treatment of bipolar disorder
118
7 Management and treatment of psychotic disorders
135
8 Management and treatment of dementias
158
9 Management and treatment of anxiety disorders
170
10 Management and treatment of substance misuse disorders
184
11 Medicine interactions
204
12 The multidisciplinary team and medicines administration
217
Glossary
239
References
242
Index
248
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Stanley Mutsatsa is a former Course Leader in Medication Management at Kings College, Institute of Psychiatry, London. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Health and Social Care at London South Bank University.

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