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Independent and Supplementary Prescribing


  • Page extent: 222 pages
  • Size: 235 x 157 mm
  • Weight: 0.415 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780521674645 | ISBN-10: 0521674646)

Prescribing and medicines management is one of the most common interventions in health care delivery and in the future will become part of the role of many thousands of nurses, pharmacists and other professions allied to medicine (PAMs). Independent and Supplementary Prescribing: An Essential Guide, is the first book of its kind and explores a number of key areas for prescribers, including the ethical and legal issues surrounding prescribing, the psychology and sociology of prescribing, prescribing within a public health context, evidence-based prescribing, prescribing within a team context, basic pharmacology, monitoring skills and drug calculations. Each of these topics is written by a recognised expert in the field and will provide readers with the theoretical underpinning upon which safe and effective prescribing is based. This book is essential reading for nurses, pharmacists and other professions allied to medicine that will soon have the power to prescribe.

• The expansion of prescribing to professionals other than doctors will create a huge market for this book • The first book of its kind • Edited by the Royal College of Nursing's two prescribing advisors, with contributions from acknowledged experts in the field


1. Prescribing: past, present and future; 2. Models of consultation; 3. Prescribing in a multidisciplinary team context; 4. Legal aspects of independent and supplementary prescribing; 5. Ethical issues in independent and supplementary prescribing; 6. Applied pharmacology; 7. Sociology and psychology of prescribing; 8. Monitoring skills; 9. Evidence-based prescribing; 10. Public health perspectives on extended supplementary prescribing; 11. Concordance; 12. Calculations.

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