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High‐dose antipsychotic prescriptions at a forensic psychiatric hospital: is there a need for implementation of a monitoring form?

Alexis Acosta‐Armas (Langdon Hospital, Devon, UK)
Mike Cooper (Langdon Hospital, Devon, UK)
Caroline Jacob (Langdon Hospital, Devon, UK)
Sam Churchward (Langdon Hospital, Devon, UK)

The British Journal of Forensic Practice

ISSN: 1463-6646

Article publication date: 1 August 2004

Abstract

The use of pharmacological interventions in the treatment of forensic psychiatric patients constitutes an important part of the day‐to‐day practice of mental health professionals working in this important psychiatric sub‐speciality. It involves not just the prescription of specific drugs, but also the regular monitoring of their effects and possible side effects. Such monitoring involves the collaboration of professionals working in very different fields such as medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and pharmacy.

Citation

Acosta‐Armas, A., Cooper, M., Jacob, C. and Churchward, S. (2004), "High‐dose antipsychotic prescriptions at a forensic psychiatric hospital: is there a need for implementation of a monitoring form?", The British Journal of Forensic Practice, Vol. 6 No. 3, pp. 18-24. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636646200400015

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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