Can a community psychatric nurse stop medication if their patient refuses treatment and they are on a shared care performer?

It all depends. If the patient is refusing treatment, then aren't they responsible for stopping the medication? Medication, however, is only part of the treatment. Clarification is needed as to what aspect of treatment the patient is refusing. Patients have a right to participate in their treatment and to refuse certain aspects of their treatment. Providers may decide not to treat if compliance is an issue.

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Can a community psychatric nurse stop medication if a patient refuses treatment and they are on a shared care performer?

Do what is best for. a nurse works under her doctor's license. A doctor may not want the legal responsibility for a patient who is non compliance, and may remove medications which may cause problems if used inappropriately or that interact with other behaviors physician sees as possibly harmful to the patient. Read more...