Understanding and supporting the physical health needs of clients

Lambert, Nicky ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8785-4719 (2012) Understanding and supporting the physical health needs of clients. Mental Health Practice, 15 (10) . pp. 14-19. ISSN 1465-8720 [Article] (doi:10.7748/mhp2012.


Poor physical health is more common among people with mental health problems than in the population as a whole. The focus on equality of access and improved outcomes for mental health service users needing physical health care continues to escalate, but with little success in reality. This article explores the factors contributing to the gap between understanding and practice, and considers some of the solutions that could increase parity of health care.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): physical health, access to health care, mental health service users, nursing roles
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
Item ID: 12873
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Depositing User: Nicky Lambert
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2013 07:14
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:29
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/12873

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