Antipsychotics in the treatment of psychosis: risks and benefits

Mutsatsa, S. & Bressington, D. (2013). Antipsychotics in the treatment of psychosis: risks and benefits. British Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 2(1), pp. 52-57.

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Abstract

Antipsychotics are important in the treatment and recovery of people with psychosis but current evidence suggests that mental health nurses are not always conversant with the risks and benefits of these drugs. This inadequate knowledge has important ramifications for the provision of safe and effective care. This article outlines the risks and benefit profiles associated with contemporary antipsychotic drugs to enhance mental health nurses' knowledge of medicines. Ultimately, comprehensive knowledge of medication, their actions, risk and benefits should promote mental health nurses' effectiveness in medicines

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Department of Adult Nursing
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/14363

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