The physical health of the seriously mentally ill: an overview of the literature.

@article{Collins2012ThePH,
  title={The physical health of the seriously mentally ill: an overview of the literature.},
  author={Eve Collins and Siobhan Tranter and F Owen Irvine},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 7},
  pages={638-46}
}
Despite the wealth of literature which attests to the relationship between serious mental illness (SMI) and physical ill health, the provision of optimum physical health care for mental health service users remains a challenge. In England the Department of Health has identified the evident health inequalities for people with SMI as a priority area for health improvement, publishing numerous policy directives aimed at addressing these inequalities. However, this is a highly complex process and… CONTINUE READING

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