Clinical 10/1/21 Week 5

Answer the following prompts:

One of the most serious problems in tuberculosis (TB) control is non-adherence to treatment. Using the most recent data and/or journal articles, discuss interventions for promoting and improving adherence and/or completion of treatment for a client with pulmonary TB. Consider the following questions and issues:

  1. Reasons for non-adherence
  2. Additional or special challenges to the treatment of TB, for example, but not limited to:
    • High-risk, medically underserved populations
    • People with high-risk comorbid conditions
  3. Specific interventions for promoting and improving adherence:
    • Community programs
    • Patient education/counseling
    • Incentives, enablers

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