Lecture Hall-3

Start Date

26-2-2014 12:35 PM


Background: This paper highlights the basic definition of noncompliance and its causes including stigma, poor insight, improper persuasion techniques and side effects of medications. Further, major and practical interventions are mentioned that comprises of individualized approach, insight-oriented therapies, cognitive and dialectical therapies those healthcare workers especially nurses may use to reduce noncompliance.

Method: Research journals from 2004-2012 were chosen and considered to discover reliable and divergent analysis. Noncompliance, mental illness, psychiatric therapies are the topics that were preferred to read. These topics will come across throughout this literature review. Findings: It is found from the researches that noncompliance is a chief clinical concern as it may have a major influence on treatment conclusions and direct clinical consequences. This major issue in health settings may affect lives of people due to the progression of their diseases. In our Pakistani culture, noncompliance has been raised up thus leading to instability of societies. Western literature also point out the problems attached with noncompliance. As a nurse, we have a huge responsibility on our shoulders to promote health. This can only be done if compliance is made stronger. Thus, healthcare providers should work on causes of noncompliance by applying interventions appropriately for each patient

Keywords: Mental illness, Non-compliance, Stigma, Poor insight


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Issue of Non-compliance in Mental Illness

Lecture Hall-3