Recovery from psychosis : physical health, antipsychotic medication and the daily dilemmas for mental health nurses
Bressington, Daniel; White, Jacquie
Professor Jacquie White Jacqueline.White@hull.ac.uk
Head of School (Nursing and Midwifery), Professor of Nursing
This paper considers some of the dilemmas experienced by Mental Health Nurses everyday when faced with the seemingly conflicting relationships that exist between recovery, antipsychotics and the physical health of people experiencing psychosis. We examine the role of antipsychotics in the process of recovery from psychosis and argue that Mental Health Nursing’s laudable shift away from the medical model towards the concept of self-defined personal recovery should not result in overlooking the importance of physical health and medication management. Mental Health Nurses have a responsibility to help services users make an informed choice about treatment; this exchange of information should be based on the best available evidence rather than philosophical values or personal opinion.
Bressington, D., & White, J. (2015). Recovery from psychosis : physical health, antipsychotic medication and the daily dilemmas for mental health nurses. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, 22(7), 549-557. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12249
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||May 26, 2015|
|Online Publication Date||Aug 2, 2015|
|Deposit Date||Aug 4, 2015|
|Publicly Available Date||Nov 23, 2017|
|Journal||Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Psychosis, Antipsychotic medication, Mental health nursing|
|Additional Information||Authors' accepted manuscript of article published in: Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, 2015, v.22, issue 7 at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jpm.12249/abstract|
©2016 University of Hull
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