Involving Families Enhances Patient Outcomes
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 16, Number 2, February 2018
Topics: Practice Tools and Tips
Alison Heru, MD
Professor and interim chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Dr. Heru has disclosed that she has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Involving families is a very important part of treating your patients. When the family or spouse is included with the patient in the assessment, decision-making, and treatment planning, the patient’s adherence to treatment improves regardless of diagnosis.