Optimizing Treatment for Medication Adherence in Schizophrenia
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of psychiatrists, primary care physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare practitioners caring for schizophrenic patients.
Appropriate educational initiatives aimed at understanding evolving roles of atypical antipsychotics, developing treatment plans that improve adherence and outcomes for patients with schizophrenia, quantifying the impact of non-adherence on quality of life, and discussing collaborative efforts between patients and caregivers will support effective care for those with schizophrenia. As educators, we have the opportunity to improve on our already high standards of care in schizophrenia in order to enhance patient outcomes and quality of life for this long-term condition.
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S. Charles Schulz, MD
Professor and Head
Department of Psychiatry
University of Minnesota Medical School
CME Advisory Committee
Course Director/Course Reviewer
M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Medical School
Senior Advisor, Internal Medicine Clinical Care Center
Director of CME/CE
Med Learning Group
The Quill Consulting
Margaret Governo, EdD, APRN BC
CCM Lead Nurse Planner
Ultimate Medical Academy
- Discuss the evolving roles of atypical antipsychotics in the treatment of schizophrenia
- Evaluate the various atypical antipsychotics and their effects on the full spectrum of schizophrenia symptoms
- Motivate your schizophrenia patients to stay adherent to medication through follow-up, providing information, and involving other caregivers as needed
- Describe how long-acting formulations of atypical antipsychotics could improve medication adherence
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S. Charles Schulz, MD
Disclosure: Dr. Schulz receives a Research Grant from AstraZeneca, Myraid/RBM, NIMH and Otsuka. He also receives Consulting Fees from Eli Lilly and Genentech.
M. Susan Burke, MD
Disclosure: Dr. Burke receives Consulting Fees from Iroko and Merck & Co., Inc.
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Christopher Drury, of The Quill Consulting has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Margaret Governo, EdD, APRN BC has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.