This is a paper that is focusing on the impact of medication adherence issues for chronic illness patients. The paper also provides further questions to answer for the assignment paper.

Impact of medication adherence issues for chronic illness patients

Format and length
6 PowerPoint presentation (6 content slides + reference slides) with descriptions of each slide in the add note sections.
Topic
Medication adherence strategies for patients with multiple chronic diseases.

Purpose
This assessment task will allow students to demonstrate an understanding of the impact of medication adherence issues for patient with chronic illness and or disability. Students will have the opportunity to apply specific frameworks to ensure critical thinking, clinical reasoning and the principles of caring for people with a chronic illness or disability are applied. Polypharmacy is the use of several medicines concurrently (Page, Falster, Litchfield, Pearson & Etherton-Beer, 2019) and is often observed in patients with one or more chronic diseases. Lam and Fresco (2015) indicate patients with chronic disease correctly take only 50% of medications prescribed. Health care professionals, especially nurses, have a significant role in improving patient medication adherence.
Referencing
APA 6th Edition as per study guide. References must meet the academic standards of recency, relevance and reliability. 20 high quality resources are to be (minimum) with no resources over 5 years old.

Task:
Students are to develop a PowerPoint (description on add note section) on medication adherence for patients with multiple chronic diseases. It is that appropriate evidence-base literature will be to support the presentation. Students may take inspiration from experiences from on clinical placement to provide context and examples to answer the following questions:

Firstly, what are consequences of medication nonadherence for patients with multiple chronic diseases?
Secondly, what are the patient factors likely to affect medication adherence?
Thirdly, outline THREE suitable strategies to overcome patient-initiated barriers to improve medication adherence for patients with multiple chronic diseases.
Fourthly, how would the Registered Nurse evaluate the efficacy of these techniques?

 

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