What is it about?

This paper explores how, within the process of giving a depot injection, CMHNs are able to carry out an assessment of their client’s needs as well as being someone who is consistent, reliable and supportive.

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Why is it important?

Qualitative data were obtained through the administration of a semi- structured interview schedule that was constructed and consisted of a range of questions that elicited service users views and opinions related to their experiences of receiving depot neuroleptic medication in the community.


The relationship between patient and nurse, as this study reveals, was one that was not only therapeutic, but also provided a forum where psychosocial and clinical issues could be discussed and explored.

Dr Edward McCann
City, University of London

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This page is a summary of: The subjective experiences of people who regularly receive depot neuroleptic medication in the community, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, September 2007, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2007.01145.x.
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