Duxbury, J. A. and BAKER, J.
The use and nursing management of benzodiazepines in acute, mental health inpatient care: a discussion.
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 11
The use of medication in acute mental health is common practice however, there is a lack of research into all aspects of pharmacology within inpatient settings. This paper explores the specific use of benzodiazepines and areas of potential mismanagement. A number of priorities for investigation are raised and implications for nursing roles and responsibilities discussed.