NRSG372 Medication Adherence Strategies for Multiple Chronic Diseases Patients Assessment Answer
Slide 2: Introduction
Multimorbidity of multi chronic illness is a common scenario (NSW, 2017).and results in the requirement of multiple medications to control the situation. Such multiple medication adherence is necessary among patients with chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and psychiatric illness (Laba et al., 2018). This is a major reason of confusion about medication and polypharmacy gives rise to nonadherence of medication (Rawle et al., 2018)
Slide 4: Threefold Effect of Non-adherence to Medication
The nonadherence of medication results in worsening condition, increased comorbid diseases, increased cost of health care and even lead to early death. There is a threefold impact of medication noncompliance that is experienced in the form of unsatisfactory clinical outcome of the patient, higher cost of treatment, risk of hospitalizations and failure in effective management of the chronic diseases (Brown et al., 2016).
Slide 5: Healthcare-provider Factors
The relationship between the health care provider or doctor and patient is one of the key health care system related factors that affect medication adherence (Rawle et al., 2018). A good relationship between the patient and health care provider helps in encouragement and reinforcement from the provider (Smaje et al., 2018). On the other hand, a poor communication in relation to benefits and instructions of medication usage results in nonadherence especially among elderly with memory issues (Samje et al., 2018).
Slide 6: Strategies to Overcome Health-provider initiated barriers
It is important to focus on patient engagement in several self-care activities including medication adherence regimes, lifestyle adjustment, modifications and regular check-ups and health care center visits for effective management of chronic diseases (Dowie, 2017). Engaging patients in meaningful partnerships will make them more receptive to messages delivered by health care providers. They will have a realistic perception about the severity of chronic diseases and benefit of the treatment that in-turn ensures medication adherence (Bailey et al., 2019).
Slide 8: Evaluating the Efficacy of Suggested Techniques
In order to check the efficacy of the suggested techniques, registered nurses need to ensure adherence to ethical principles of patient care. They should check each of the technique for the processes where patient involvement and disclosure of information is required (Bijani et al., 2017). Any such involvement or engagement should ensure patient privacy related to medical and personal information and confidentiality about the individual’s medical condition (Atkins, 2020).
Registered nurses have the obligation to the patient and the ethical principles of nonmaleficence and fidelity. Any instrument or technique to be used for collecting information should be used in a manner to prevent harm and remain faithful to colleagues as well (Bailey et al., 2019). Any disclosure of medical condition should be truthful under the technique and patient’s right to know about the condition and medication, benefits and side effects must be considered while implementing the suggested techniques (Atkins et al., 2020).