Australian case managers' views about the impact of antipsychotic medication on mental health consumers

Morrison, Paul, Meehan, Tom and Stomski, Norman J. (2015) Australian case managers' views about the impact of antipsychotic medication on mental health consumers. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 24 6: 547-553. doi:10.1111/inm.12154


Author Morrison, Paul
Meehan, Tom
Stomski, Norman J.
Title Australian case managers' views about the impact of antipsychotic medication on mental health consumers
Journal name International Journal of Mental Health Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1447-0349
1445-8330
Publication date 2015-12-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/inm.12154
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 24
Issue 6
Start page 547
End page 553
Total pages 7
Place of publication Richmond, VIC Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Abstract This study examined case managers' views about antipsychotic medications and the impact of side-effects on mental health consumers in a community setting. Nine case managers were purposively sampled and interviewed. Content analysis was used to generate a series of themes. The findings indicated that case managers perceived that a lack of consumer insight was one of the main reasons for wanting to reduce, or altogether cease, antipsychotic medication. However, case managers lacked an adequate level of knowledge about antipsychotic medication side-effects. Without a sufficient level of knowledge, case managers may be unable to fully address consumers' concerns.
Keyword Antipsychotic medication
Case managers
Qualitative
Side-effects
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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