Improving the physical health of people with severe mental illness in a low secure forensic unit: An uncontrolled evaluation study of staff training and physical health care plans.

@article{Haddad2016ImprovingTP,
  title={Improving the physical health of people with severe mental illness in a low secure forensic unit: An uncontrolled evaluation study of staff training and physical health care plans.},
  author={Mark Haddad and Sian Llewellyn-Jones and Steve Yarnold and Alan Simpson},
  journal={International journal of mental health nursing},
  year={2016},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={554-565}
}
The life expectancy of people with severe mental illnesses is substantially reduced, and monitoring and screening for physical health problems is a key part of addressing this health inequality. Inpatient admission presents a window of opportunity for this health-care activity. The present study was conducted in a forensic mental health unit in England. A personal physical health plan incorporating clearly-presented and easily-understood values and targets for health status in different domains… CONTINUE READING
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