Nurse prescribing in mental health
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Nurse prescribing in mental health

Austyn WA Snowden Community psychiatric nurse, specialist practitioner, Older Persons Mental Health Team, Ravenscraig Hospital, Greenock, Inverclyde

This article presents a suggested clinical management plan for a community psychiatric nurse who is prescribing for older adults with mental health needs. The scope of the clinical management plan and the attendant professional and legal responsibilities are discussed. An antidepressant medication review is used to illustrate mental health prescribing decisions.

Nursing Standard. 20, 29, 41-46. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.


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