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The administration of medication on acute psychiatric admission wards

This is a 2-year research project the aims of which are are;

  • to describe current practice in the administration of medication on an acute psychiatric unit and identify factors that influence nurses when making decisions regarding the administration of psychotropic medication.
  • to develop and evaluate a short medication management training programme for nurses using a range of service user and staff outcome measures.

Project Lead

Dr Joy Duxbury

Project Staff

Karen Wright
Diane Bradley

Collaborators

Dr Neil Harris
Senior Lecturer
University of Manchester
School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work
Manchester

Pamela Barnes
Research Assistant
University of Manchester
School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work
Manchester

Funders

Burdett Charitable Trust, £60000