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Medicines Management in Mental Health Nursing

Medicines Management in Mental Health Nursing

by Stanley Mutsatsa

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Medicines are a crucial part of the jigsaw when considering how to provide recovery-focussed care in mental health. It is important that mental health nurses understand how psychiatric drugs work, what the common treatments are and appreciate the ethical and legal dimensions that affect how medicines can and should be used in mental health care. Using innovative activities and real-life case studies, this book has been carefully designed to provide all this and more making it the ideal resource to build knowledge and confidence in this crucial area of practice.

Key features

· Clear explanations of both the underlying biology and pharmacology as well as the wider practicalities of working with medicines

· Provides accessible information on the most common conditions and treatments

· Linked to the NMC standards and essential skills clusters

· Activities and case studies help students to apply what they have learnt to practice and consider the full impact that medicines will have on service users

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473965850
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/07/2016
Series: Transforming Nursing Practice Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 312
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Stanley Mutsatsa is a Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at City University London.

Table of Contents

Legal and Ethical Aspects of Medicines Management in Mental Health
The Therapeutic Alliance and the Promotion of Adherence to Psychotropic Medication
Essential Anatomy and Physiology of the Brain Related to Psychopharmacology
Principles of Pharmacology and Medicine Interactions
Management and Treatment of Major Depression
Management and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
Management and Treatment of Psychotic Disorders
Management and Treatment of Dementias
Management and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
Management and Treatment of Substance Misuse Disorders
The Management of Common Side Effects of Psychotropic Medicines
The Multidisciplinary Team in and Principles of Medicines Administration

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