Managing Patient Expectations

What is the first thing you share with your patient when you are about to prescribe a new medication?

In this episode of The Big Q, Sara Robinson, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, shares how she introduces new medications to patients, from discussing possible adverse effects to letting them know when they can expect to feel some relief from their symptoms.

Mrs Robinsonis a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner in the Seacoast, New Hampshire, area, and a clinical assistant professor and program director of the Post-Masters Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program, Department of Nursing, University of New Hampshire, Durham.