Paula K Vuckovich

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A grounded theory study of psychiatric nurses' experiences of administering medication to involuntary psychiatric patients revealed a basic social process of justifying coercion. Although the 17 nurses interviewed all reported success at avoiding the use of coercion, each had an individual approach to using the nurse-patient relationship to do this.(More)
Nurses seem to play an important role in assisting involuntarily hospitalized psychiatric patients to accept medication. The initial aim of this study was to develop a theoretical understanding of strategies nurses use to overcome medication non-acceptance in involuntary psychiatric patients using a grounded theory approach. Interviews (n = 17) were(More)
Failure to follow prescribed treatment has devastating consequences for those who are seriously and persistently mentally ill. Nurses, therefore, try to get clients to take psychotropic medication on a long-term basis. The goal is either compliance or adherence. Although current nursing literature has abandoned the term compliance because of its(More)
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