The chasm of care: Where does the mental health nursing responsibility lie for the physical health care of people with severe mental illness?

@article{Wynaden2016TheCO,
  title={The chasm of care: Where does the mental health nursing responsibility lie for the physical health care of people with severe mental illness?},
  author={Dianne Wynaden and Brett Heslop and Karen Ruth Heslop and Lesley Barr and Eric Tze Kuan Lim and Gin-Liang Chee and James Porter and Jane Murdock},
  journal={International journal of mental health nursing},
  year={2016},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={516-525}
}
The poor physical health of people with a severe mental illness is well documented and health professionals' attitudes, knowledge and skills are identified factors that impact on clients' access to care for their physical health needs. An evaluation was conducted to determine: (i) mental health nurses' attitudes and beliefs about providing physical health care; and, (ii) the effect that participant demographics may have on attitudes to providing physical health care. It was hypothesized that… CONTINUE READING