Lack of Adherence to Medications Most chronic diseases require long term use of prescribed medications. Medication non-adherence is a long-standing major concern when assisting patients with the management of a chronic disease. Write a six (6) to ten (10) page paper (excludes cover and reference page) that addresses medication nonadherence. The paper consists of two (2) parts and must be submitted by the close of week six. Each part must be a minimum of three (3) pages in length. A minimum of three (3) current professional references must be provided. Current references include professional publications or valid and current websites dated within five (5) years. Additionally, a textbook that is no more than one (1) edition old may be used. Select a disorder or disease included in the content of this course to use as a basis for this paper and address the following: Part 1: Define medication nonadherence. Identify the health disorder or disease selected as a basis for this paper. Discuss the extent of medication nonadherence for the chosen health disorder or disease. Identify the medication regimen required to manage the disease. Include the drug categories, one (1) example of each medication in the category, and the action of each medication. Part 2: Identify three (3) consequences of nonadherence to medication regimen in the population selected. Identify three (3) factors that are associated with medication nonadherence and discuss how they contribute to this long standing problem. Describe (3) nursing strategies that can be applied to promote medication adherence.

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