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Improving Medication Adherence
How to Talk with Patients About Their Medications
by Shawn Christopher Shea

Improving Medication Adherence provides physicians with valuable guidance on enhancing patient compliance with medication regimens.

This is the first book to present effective, practical interviewing strategies that can be used in primary care and all specialty areas to encourage medication adherence.

The text is written in a readable style and is filled with suggestions, interviewing tips, and patient vignettes.

Contents

When Patients Choose to Stop Medications: Core Principles

  1. Nonadherence: the extent of the problem
  2. the crux of the problem: the nature of medication nonadherence
  3. How do patients choose to take a medication
  4. Is it really "noncompliance"?

Why Do Patients Choose to Stop Medications: Three Key Questions

  1. Outside the office: the weighing of the pros and cons
  2. A question of efficacy
  3. A question of cost
  4. A question of meaning

Helping Patients Make the Right Choice: Finding Solutions

  1. Medication interest redux - caring for the patient

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Improving Medication Adherence
How to Talk with Patients About Their Medications
by Shawn Christopher Shea

2008 (available now) 158 pages $34.95 + shipping
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