This text is an accessible and clinically practical guide to medicines management in mental health for all student nurses and professionals. Making the topic manageable and understandable at undergraduate nurse level, it also encourages a growing understanding beyond this in professional practice too.
A wide range of mental health conditions are covered, along with how medication can be used to manage these conditions, how the drugs work and how they should be given. Exploring the legal aspects and ethical issues around medication management in mental health, it also discusses other concepts such as medicines adherence and the therapeutic alliance.
The book uses straight-forward language to help the reader master the key concepts and how to apply them to clinical practice. It features:
• Drug calculations and multiple choice questions to help you assess your learning
• Key learning points to sum up each chapter
• Patient case studies across a range of mental health disorders
• References and suggested reading to help take your knowledge and learning further
The book places an emphasis on applying underpinning pharmacological principles to clinical practice and is useful to all nurses who work with patients who have a mental health disorder.