Independent and Supplementary Prescribing: An Essential Guide

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Molly Courtenay, Matt Griffiths
Cambridge University Press, Sep 2, 2004 - Medical - 222 pages
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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.

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About the author (2004)

Polly Buchanan qualified as a nurse and midwife in Scotland in the 1970s. She has been working in dermatology since 1986 in a variety of roles including lecturing at the University of Southampton and Bournemouth University, developing a dermatology nursing service for Salisbury NHS Trust and writing for many books and journals. Polly is currently employed by Galderma UK as a consultant nurse in dermatology with managerial and clinical responsibilty representing a model working partnership between the pharmaceutical industry and the NHS.

Matt Griffiths is Senior Nurse, Medicines Management, University Hospitals of Leicester and Visiting Professor of Prescribing and Medicines Management, School of Health, University of Northampton, UK.

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