Medication adherence is a partnership, medication compliance is not.

@article{Gould2010MedicationAI,
  title={Medication adherence is a partnership, medication compliance is not.},
  author={Elaine S. Gould and Ethel L Mitty},
  journal={Geriatric nursing},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={290-8}
}
Medication adherence is a complex phenomenon. As individuals assume greater responsibility for, and participation in, decisions about their health care, teaching and supporting adherence behaviors that reflect a person's unique lifestyle are the essence of a clinician-patient partnership-and it is a perfect fit with assisted living communities and nursing practice. The notion of compliance is an outdated concept and should be abandoned as a clinical practice/goal in the medical management of… CONTINUE READING

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