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by Dr Waqqas Khokhar, David E. Kloecker and
Last updated: January
In this module, you
will learn why religious and ethical laws or rules may prohibit the
use of psychotropic medications if they contain certain
animal-based derivatives. An awareness of this issue is crucial for
fostering patient autonomy through informed consent and reducing
the risk of patient non-compliance.
The module will equip you with the necessary background
knowledge on different religions, vegetarianism and types of
animal-based derivatives in medication to enable you to have an
informed discussion with your patients. It also gives instructions
on how to properly educate patients and identify alternative
treatments, thereby strengthening the doctor-patient relationship
and ensuring adherence.
Psychotropic medication and the heart: Part
1 and Part 2 by Dr Sridevi
Sira Mahalingappa, Professor Femi
Oyebode and Dr Patrick O'Brien
Or why not try a Quickbite module?:
medication in breastfeeding
by Dr Charles Musters and Dr
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Khokhar WA, Dein SL, Qureshi MS, et al (2015) When taking
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