n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - From the editor's desk
|Article Title||From the editor's desk|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 2015|
Healthcare professionals often label patients as 'non-compliant' when prescribed therapies seem to fail to be effective. This is often used as a derogatory term of criticism of patient behaviour, as though patients are personally liable for their lack of response and continued ill health. Those of us who have experienced having been prescribed long-term medication, requiring multiple daily doses, will readily admit to the difficulty of complying fully with complex regimens despite the best will in the world.
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