[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: This article is aimed at nurses working in primary care and describes the incidence and prevalence of depression. It will provide the reader with an understanding of how antidepressant medication works. The importance of building partnerships with people who use antidepressant medication to ensure adherence to treatment plans is emphasised.
Article · Apr 2009 · Nursing standard: official newspaper of the Royal College of Nursing
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: Inpatient nurse prescribing is proving to be a useful mechanism by which patients can have their medicines prescribed. A case study is described that outlines how a nurse prescriber worked with a patient who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Key issues that have arisen from this case study include the importance of multidisciplinary team working, informed medicines management interventions and the ability to work with patients to promote patient choice. The case study will draw out the difficulties in managing bipolar conditions but enable other nurse prescribers to adopt similar values in their prescribing practice.
Article · Apr 2008 · Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: Case studies are a popular way to explore clinical experiences that occur with patients and nursing staff. We describe a case study with a patient diagnosed with schizophrenia and who required pharmacological interventions to bring about mental health well-being. The role of the nurse prescriber is discussed alongside the process of engendering choice within the prescribing encounter. This paper discusses the process of switching medication to one chosen by the patient.
Article · Feb 2008 · Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: Supplementary nurse prescribing holds the key to rapid developments in psychiatric nursing and the care received by patients. In this paper, the origins, context and research data on nurse prescribing are reviewed, as a backdrop to a discussion on potential application of supplementary prescribing in a number of mental health settings. We describe a number of practice settings where nurse prescribing could be implemented, and argue that given service changes and informative educational preparation, access to care and user experience of that care will be enhanced. We conclude the paper by reviewing a number of clinical, organizational and research factors important for the success of nurse prescribing.
Article · Nov 2005 · Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing