Lobbying for Better Schizophrenia Treatment
Imagine yourself as a future lobbyist in the healthcare field. Lobbyists look to influence lawmakers and government officials to get funding for specific issues or to get laws passed on a particular topic. Healthcare lobbyists focus on healthcare generally, or on specific disorders such as cancer or mental illness. Imagine that you are a lobbyist for mental illness and for schizophrenia specifically.
Submit by Day 7 a PowerPoint presentation (10 slides) tailored for government officials that advocates for creating “safer,” more effective treatment options for schizophrenia. Your presentation must include a pharmacological analysis of the following:
- Issues related to treating patients with schizophrenia
- Side effects of antipsychotics
- How antipsychotic side effects might be managed or mitigated