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Promoting dual diagnosis awareness in everyday clinical practice

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Cleary, M and Walter, G and Hunt, GE and Clancy, R and Horsfall, J, Promoting dual diagnosis awareness in everyday clinical practice, Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 46, (12) pp. 43-49. ISSN 0279-3695 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3928/02793695-20081201-02

Abstract

Working with and treating individuals with co-occurring substance misuse presents unique challenges for mental health nurses. Substance misuse is common in mental health settings, and its clinical challenges with system barriers impede positive treatment outcomes. To work effectively in everyday clinical practice with dual diagnosis clients, nurses need to consider potential guiding principles. These principles pertain to treatment aims, engagement, assessment, symptoms, care plans, cycle of change, motivational interviewing, traps to avoid, active treatment, relapse prevention, agency collaboration, and treatment diversity. Clinical tools are easily accessible resources that can provide a framework for contemporary practice in a range of settings. Such resources are helpful in practice and as a foundation for orientation, education, self-reflection, and peer review. Setting expectations for everyday practice and ensuring that clients with a dual diagnosis receive the best care possible are important goals for the nursing profession.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:dual diagnosis, clinical practice
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)
ID Code:108420
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-04-19
Last Modified:2016-11-15
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