Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health by Adrian Jones

By Adrian Jones

Nurse Prescribing in psychological health is a pragmatic instruction manual for psychological well-being nurses who're being education, have aspirations to coach or who're expert in nurse prescribing. It introduces the reader to the different sorts of nurse prescribing and the way they are often utilized in perform, now and sooner or later and displays at the myriad of concerns which are dealing with beginner and skilled nurse prescribers. those comprise inter-professional relationships, workforce paintings, moral and felony matters, governance and sufferer protection.

The textual content is going directly to discover the differing kinds of medications usually prescribed for significant illness teams and should support nurse prescribers to appreciate the sensible program of prescribing as noticeable in scientific practice.

Key positive factors:

  • Outlines the foundations of prescribing and pharmacology as utilized to psychological healthiness nursing
  • Running via all the chapters is a evaluation of correct nurse prescribing study and facts that helps common prescribing perform with an instantaneous software to scientific perform in psychological overall healthiness settings.
  • Evidenced based
  • Accessible, with case stories and situations in every one bankruptcy

Chapter 1 psychological healthiness Nursing: Our trip and Our destiny (pages 1–10):
Chapter 2 psychological overall healthiness Nurse Prescribing: the united kingdom and the realm (pages 11–27):
Chapter three The proof Base for Nurse Prescribing (pages 29–42):
Chapter four the best way to Get Nurse Prescribing to paintings effectively (pages 43–66):
Chapter five heritage and evaluate: the root for powerful Nurse Prescribing (pages 67–88):
Chapter 6 Coexisting health conditions (pages 89–102):
Chapter 7 Nurse Prescribing within the genuine global (pages 103–123):
Chapter eight selling Concordance and sufferer Involvement in drugs administration (pages 125–139):
Chapter nine Nurse Prescribers operating as a part of a workforce (pages 141–155):
Chapter 10 moral and criminal concerns in psychological well-being Nurse Prescribing (pages 157–171):
Chapter eleven destiny demanding situations for Nurse Prescribers (pages 173–184):

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However, it is probably not just the time that is important. Most likely, the content of the consultation is different and includes more information about medication and side effects. Studies are emerging on patients’ experience or perception of prescribing, which needs to be an important part of a future research agenda (McCann & Clark 2008). It would therefore seem sensible to prioritise this area for evaluation from a number of practice settings, particularly to find out what aspects of nurse prescribing patients like the most.

Second, nurse prescribing is seen as a driver to modernise nursing, medical and allied health professions. Nurse prescribing has been heralded as the beat of the healthcare artery in the quest to transform services. Nurse prescribing provides opportunities to enable nurses to take up clinical positions; but would 42 Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health they be able to do the role any better than psychiatrists? There have been no head-to-head studies in the UK. Third and the most important is the knowledge gap between the desire to prescribe and having the relevant knowledge to practise safely and to the limits that are afforded by independent prescribing.

Nurse prescribing was seen as more than just ‘an add-on’ to the nursing role, more of a fusion and development of the nursing profession. A key finding of this paper was the potential driver for nurse prescribers to integrate into the multidisciplinary team and the impact of a nurse prescriber on the dynamics of the team. Nurse prescribers, by the nature of their preparation and new understanding on medicines, will change the traditional medical hegemony of doctors being the perceived expert on drugs.

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