Promoting Treatment Adherence provides health care providers with a comprehensive set of information and strategies for understanding and promoting treatment adherence across a wide range of treatment types and clinical populations. The information is presented in a practical how-to manner, and is intended as a resource that practitioners can draw from to improve skills in promoting treatment adherence. 

Increasing Resources and Supports to Improve Adherence to Treatments

Increasing Resources and Supports to Improve Adherence to Treatments

Increasing resources and supports to improve adherence to treatments

At the beginning of the 21st century, medical providers have access to evidence-based knowledge, sophisticated equipment, elaborate technology, and customized protocols for defeating many illnesses. Medical treatment, however, occurs in the context of each patient's complex and particular life circumstances. Patients who lack tangible and intangible resources and supports are less likely to be able to follow a provider's treatment recommendations.

Without the concrete resources to sustain physical existence (food, housing, shelter) and the financial means to pay for them, as well as the supports to sustain personal well-being (emotional, social, community, and spiritual supports), patients may not be able to adhere to even the best- laid treatment plans. ...

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