The CPNP New Practitioner Hub is for CPNP members within their first five years of practice. The goal of this Hub is to help new practitioners transition into psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy practice.
A common assumption by providers is that the treatment of psychiatric conditions is more important than plans or desires for pregnancy on the part of the patient, or that the benefits of medication treatment clearly outweigh the risks in the setting of a current pregnancy. Providers’ own beliefs about the benefits of medication treatment may be ‘imposed’ on patients without an adequate two-way conversation. While providers may be well intentioned, this approach does not foster trust and openness in expressing concerns, validating them, or developing ‘buy-in’ on the part of patients.
Read About: Discussing Psychotropics During Pregnancy: Sophie Robert, BPharm, PharmD, BCPP
The “What I Wish I Knew” series of articles is a service of CPNP’s Resident and New Practitioner Committee. Articles are intended to provide advice from experts for students, residents, and new practitioners. Articles are not intended to provide in-depth disease state or pharmacotherapy information nor replace any peer-reviewed educational materials. We hope you benefit from this “field guide” discussing approaches to unique problems and situations.
Membership in the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) is one of the best ways you can learn more about the exciting, growing field of psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy. Joining is easy and a 6-month complimentary trial membership is available for you to experience all of the benefits CPNP has to offer including: