Tag Archives: Nurse

Registered nurse (RN) describes someone who has completed at least an associate degree in nursing and has also passed a national licensing exam. RNs typically operate under the direction of physicians. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) provide basic nursing care and work under the dircetion of RNs or physicians. LPNs must complete a state-approved 1 year educational program and must pass a licensing exam. Nurses may work with patients to improve medication adherence.

Changing Patient Beliefs is Key to Better Adherence

To promote better adherence, should greater emphasis be placed on changing patients’ beliefs? This post explores why changing beliefs may be a key component in interventions to improve medication adherence. Health Psychology as a Route to Better Adherence A news release on adherence and patient beliefs recently caught my eye. It came from Atlantis Healthcare, a company that uses health psychology to encourage better adherence. The rationale for this approach… Read More »

Nurses and NPs Can Do More to Improve Adherence

Efforts to improve patient adherence are making slow progress. Could nurses and NPs be key factors in accelerating adherence improvements? This post explores reasons why physician practices should look urgently at this option. Nurses Are Well Qualified to Improve Adherence, But Are Underused With over 3 million members, nurses are the largest group in the healthcare workforce. Nurses are increasingly well qualified (see here: “Focus on Education”), with 50% or more holding a… Read More »