Evidence base for effective medicines management
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Evidence base for effective medicines management

Sue Latter Professor of nursing, School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton

This article aims to raise nurse preservers’ awareness of the factors that influence patients’ medicine-taking behaviour. It highlights guidance on communication principles that should inform consultations with patients. Research on nurse prescribers’ current practice will also be outlined. Suggestions are made to enhance practice and strengthen the nurse prescriber’s role in effective medicine-taking.

Nursing Standard. 24, 43,62-66. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.06.24.43.62.c7881