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Jennifer Cooke, Richard Bowskill, Jane Clatworthy, Patrick LeSeve, Tim Rank, Rhian Parham and Rob Horne
The purpose of this paper is to compare beliefs about medication prescribed for bipolar disorder across professional groups within Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) â…
The purpose of this paper is to compare beliefs about medication prescribed for bipolar disorder across professional groups within Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs) â psychiatric nurses, psychiatrists, support workers, social workers, and occupational therapists â who each receive different training.
Participants (n=138) completed an adapted version of the Beliefs about Medicines Questionnaire. ANOVAs with Tukey's post hoc tests were used to compare beliefs across professional groups.
Beliefs about medication differed across professional groups, with psychiatrists believing most strongly that medication is necessary in the treatment of bipolar disorder (p<0.05) and reporting the lowest concern about its adverse effects (p<0.05). Psychiatrists and social workers were significantly more likely to believe that patients take less than instructed than occupational therapists, nurses and support workers (p<0.05).
The differences in perceptions of medication across professional groups may reflect differences in training, with the role of medication traditionally being âdownplayedâ on some training courses. This has implications for patient adherence, as patients' beliefs about medication are likely to be influenced by those of their key workers. This is particularly relevant in terms of âNew Ways of Workingâ where patients are likely to see psychiatrists less often.
This original research provides evidence to support the provision of training about medications and adherence in bipolar disorder for CMHT workers, who may not have had exposure to such training as part of their primary qualification.
Joyce Payne and Aurelia Stephen
If you are 30 or older, you are middleâaged by someone's criteria. When the college students of the 1970s declared âDon't trust anyone over 30,â did you think they would…
If you are 30 or older, you are middleâaged by someone's criteria. When the college students of the 1970s declared âDon't trust anyone over 30,â did you think they would be someday talking about you? And what about those who say âLife begins at 40â? Did you ever believe them?
The purpose of this study is to highlight how people acting as Enduring Power of Attorney (EPoA) abuse their privilege in relation to real estate transactions through…
The purpose of this study is to highlight how people acting as Enduring Power of Attorney (EPoA) abuse their privilege in relation to real estate transactions through analysis of five court cases. This study thereby provides insight into how and why adult children cross the line into the realm of misconduct.
The approach involved a review of various court proceedings relating to elder financial abuse, and the synthesis of the important facts and judgements made that constitute unconscionable conduct, undue influence and passive acceptance of benefit. The cases selected focus on real estate transactions.
The research revealed some key commonalities and that property and living arrangements are the issues highly contested in courts for small estates.
The case review provides some critical findings that are valuable for wealth management professionals or managing an ageing personâs care and living arrangements. It provides practical insights for the importance of independent legal and financial advice when entering real estate transactions. The findings also inform real estate agent practice in helping to reduce elder financial abuse through robust checks if an Attorney is acting on behalf of a Principal. The authors also support improving EPoA guidance and professionalization to assist Attorneyâs to carry out their duties with appropriate care.
A review of cases relating to EPoA in relation to real estate is novel and makes an important contribution to developing resources to educate Attorneyâs and financial service professionals, including real estate agents.
A DSIR Sponsored Research Programme on the Development and Application of the Matrix Force Method and the Digital Computer. The present issue gives a summary of the basic…
A DSIR Sponsored Research Programme on the Development and Application of the Matrix Force Method and the Digital Computer. The present issue gives a summary of the basic theory of the matrix force method together with some necessary extensions for the fuselage problem. The equilibrium conditions for the idealized structure are then examined in detail and the relevant equations of equilibrium established in matrix form.
The âgreeningâ of preserved vegetables by addition of sulphate of copper can only be regarded as an abominable form of adulteration, and it is passing strange that in this…
The âgreeningâ of preserved vegetables by addition of sulphate of copper can only be regarded as an abominable form of adulteration, and it is passing strange that in this year of grace 1904 it should still be necessary to endeavour to impress the fact, not only upon the public generally, but upon the Government authorities and upon those who are concerned in the administration of the Food Acts and in adjudicating under their provisions. It ought surely not to be necessary to insist upon the tolerably obvious fact that the admixture of poisons with food is a most reprehensible and dangerous practice, and that the deliberate preparation and sale of food thus treated should be visited with condign punishment. The salts of copper are highly poisonous, and articles of food to which sulphate of copper has been added are not only thereby rendered injurious to health, but may be extremely dangerous when swallowed by persons who happen to be specially susceptible to the effects of this poison. After a lengthy investigation, the Departmental Committee appointed by the Local Government Board to report on the treatment of food with preservatives and colouring matters condemned the practice of adding salts of copper to food and recommended that the use of these poisons for such purposes should be absolutely prohibited. Without any such investigation as that which was conducted by the Departmental Committeeâand a most thorough and painstaking investigation it wasâit should have been sufficiently plain that to allow or to excuse the practice in question are proceedings utterly at variance with common sense.