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Improving Medication Adherence: How to Talk with Patients About Their Medications

Shea MD, Shawn Christopher

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ISBN 10: 0781796229 / ISBN 13: 9780781796224
Published by LWW/ Wolters Kluwer, U.S.A., 2006
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Title: Improving Medication Adherence: How to Talk ...

Publisher: LWW/ Wolters Kluwer, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Fine

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Written for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, case managers, and clinical pharmacists, this pioneering book is the first of its kind devoted to the delicate interface between clinical interviewing and medication adherence. Shawn Christopher Shea, MD takes the reader on a compelling and eminently practical exploration of how our words powerfully impact on whether or not patients are interested in taking medications and staying on them.

Dr. Shea shares over forty specific interviewing techniques that are equally useful for medications for all disease states from hypertension, diabetes, and CHF to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The interviewing tips—brilliantly illustrated with their exact phrasings and all of their clinical nuances—were culled by Dr. Shea from the input of the thousands of front-line clinicians who have attended his popular workshops on "improving medication interest" given throughout the United States and Canada at over 200 locations.

Improving Medication Adherence: How to Talk with Patients About Their Medications is a standout favorite with medical and nursing students in their "Introduction to Clinical Skills" courses because of its immediate practicality, eloquent yet disarmingly witty writing style, and remarkable brevity. It is equally appreciated by seasoned clinicians with years of experience who, as Dr. Shea writes, are keenly aware that "our science is always at its best, when it is held in the hands of compassion and enhanced by clinical skill."


C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD -- "This little book, in

Psychiatric Times, 01-JUL-07 -- "This wonderfully practical book takes us back to the core of our profession--helping us make contact with those we treat so that the medications we prescribe, and the good outcomes they can enable, are used to their utmost advantages."--Psychiatric Times

C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD -- "This little book, in my opinion, is destined to fill a giant void in the training of all medical and nursing students, as well as becoming a classic read for experienced clinicians in search of the art of medicine. My advice is simple--read it."--C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD, Former Surgeon General of the United States (1981-1989), Senior Scholar, C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth

John F. Steiner, MD, MPH -- "A valuable book for even the most experienced clinician from primary care to endocrinology. Dr. Shea brings rich insights to a topic (what words we choose as we introduce medications and address their side-effects), that is seldom discussed in training. He reminds us that our words are as important a part of the pharmacopoeia as the medications themselves."--John F. Steiner, MD, MPH, Director of the Colorado Health Outcomes Program, Professor of Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, University of Colorado

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