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Screening physical health? Yes! But…: nurses’ views on physical health screening in mental health care

This has been an important issue for many mental health staff, this article from the Journal of Clinical Nursing concludes that

“Screening was considered an important clinical step in effective diagnosis and treatment; however, identified barriers need to be addressed to ensure screening is part of a systemic approach to improve physical health of consumers with serious mental illness.”

Read the abstract: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04325.x/abstract

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