Does psychopharmacology training enhance the knowledge of mental health nurses who prescribe?

@article{Jones2010DoesPT,
  title={Does psychopharmacology training enhance the knowledge of mental health nurses who prescribe?},
  author={Martin Jones and Debbie Robson and Simon Whitfield and Richard Gray},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 9},
  pages={804-12}
}
The implementation of Mental Health Nurse (MHN) prescribing in the UK remains disappointing. A much cited critique of MHNs prescribing is that it would be unsafe, as MHN would not have the appropriate knowledge of pharmacology to practise mental health prescribing. The knowledge of pharmacology of MHNs with the prescribing qualification has not been assessed in the UK. In addition, the views of MHNs with the prescribing qualification who have undertaken a psychopharmacology course have not been… CONTINUE READING

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