Wardipedia – 49. Graduated self-medication

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Managing my meds myself Introduction When patients return home, especially if they’re living relatively independently, they need to be able to manage their medication. Being in hospital is the perfect opportunity to refine this skill, and to learn about any new medication they might have been prescribed. As we describe below, taking medication ‘the right […]

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Wardipedia – 52. Physical health

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Hearts and Minds Introduction The connection between physical and mental health is well documented. If you’re mentally ill, chances are you may well also have poor physical health. Sadly, on average people suffering from severe mental illness die significantly younger than the general population – between 8 and 20 year depending on circumstances, and which […]

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