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Family caregivers' facilitation of daily adult prescription medication use.

07:00 EST 27th December 2017 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Family caregivers' facilitation of daily adult prescription medication use."

To describe ways family members assist adult patients with prescription medications at home, during medical visits and at the pharmacy.

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Name: Patient education and counseling
ISSN: 1873-5134
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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

The use of a medication in an amount more than as prescribed.

Persons who provide care to those who need supervision or assistance in illness or disability. They may provide the care in the home, in a hospital, or in an institution. Although caregivers include trained medical, nursing, and other health personnel, the concept also refers to parents, spouses, or other family members, friends, members of the clergy, teachers, social workers, fellow patients, etc.

Improper use of drugs or medications outside the intended purpose, scope, or guidelines for use. This is in contrast to MEDICATION ADHERENCE, and distinguished from DRUG ABUSE, which is a deliberate or willful action.

The transfer of prescription drugs from legal to illegal distribution and marketing networks.

Drugs that cannot be sold legally without a prescription.

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