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Your discussion post is very informative. I agree with you that the concept ofpharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics is essential in providing optimal patient care. Amongmany responsibilities that a Nurse practitioner (NP) holds, prescribing medications to treatillnesses is complex and susceptible to errors. It requires NPs to choose the best medication,determine an effective dose, monitor the patient's physiologic status, and educate the patientabout the new prescription. Woo & Robinson (2016) stated that having an in-depthunderstanding of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics allows an NP to order appropriatedrugs for the patient's physiologic status, optimizes medication therapy, and ensures safety.I like the patient case you discussed; you shined a light on the issue of medication non-adherence in patients with mental health disorders.The failure of patients to take theirmedications as ordered is a tremendous concern when treating a patient with psychiatric
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