Considering autistic spectrum disorders in the context of clinical nurse prescribing

Hayes, Catherine, Alcorn, Lisa and Graham, Yitka (2018) Considering autistic spectrum disorders in the context of clinical nurse prescribing. Nurse Prescribing, 16 (11). pp. 534-540. Item availability may be restricted.

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This article provides an insight for clinical nurse prescribers who may have limited knowledge of the implications of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) on their practice. It will provide an insight into the common characteristics of the condition, alongside an overview of contextual and situational issues of direct relevance to sensory overload and underload. Through this, awareness is raised of how specific adaptations to practice might be made to support and empower those people living with the condition, and their families and carers. The need for individualised, holistic care is emphasised alongside information of specific relevance to the practicalities of nurse prescribing in practice. The article also outlines the issues of polypharmacy and pharmacotherapy of relevance to patients with ASD and the precursors to these, which can be readily identified in practice.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Nurse Prescribing
Publisher: Mark Allen Healthcare
ISSN: 2052-2924
Departments: Academic Departments > Institute of Education (IOE) > Non-Initial Teacher Education (Non-ITE)
Additional Information: Catherine Hayes tenth anniversary visiting professor at the University of Cumbria, UK.
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
SWORD Depositor: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2018 09:51
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 20:46
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