Assessing the STIRR model of best practices for blood-borne infections of clients with severe mental illness.

@article{Rosenberg2010AssessingTS,
  title={Assessing the STIRR model of best practices for blood-borne infections of clients with severe mental illness.},
  author={Stanley D. Rosenberg and Richard W. Goldberg and Lisa Beth Dixon and George L. Wolford and Eric P. Slade and Seth S. Himelhoch and Gerard Gallucci and Wendy C. Potts and Stephanie L Tapscott and Christopher J Welsh},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2010},
  volume={61 9},
  pages={885-91}
}
OBJECTIVES People with co-occurring severe mental illness and a substance use disorder are at markedly elevated risk of infection from HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV), but they generally do not receive basic recommended screening or preventive and treatment services. Barriers to services include lack of programs offered by mental health providers and client refusal of available services. Clients from racial-ethnic minority groups are even less likely to accept… CONTINUE READING