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Title Severe mental illness in primary care : a companion guide for counsellors, psychotherapists, and other professionals / edited by April Russello
Published Oxford ; New York : Radcliffe, ©2007
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 144 pages)
Contents Living with schizophrenia. Counselling individuals with severe and enduring mental illness. Understanding mental health and mental illness. Individuals with severe and enduring mental illness and the role of primary care. Filling the gap; creating models of care for people with long-term, complex, non-psychotic mental health problems. Severe and enduring mental illness in relation to discrimination, racism, prejudice, ethnicity and culture. Political and philosophical dimensions of severe and enduring mental illness. The association between pain and mental ill health. Serious mental illness and dual diagnosis. Critical appraisal; how to find the evidence on severe and enduring mental illness. End piece and last word
Summary Managing patients with severe mental illness in the primary care setting is often a daunting prospect to even the most experienced of healthcare professionals. The stigma associated with mental illness can be difficult to overcome, and many practitioners are unprepared for dealing with the mentally ill. Even counsellors can be left without proper training in severe mental health matters. This is a practical guide to managing mentally ill patients, focussing on the role between general practitioners and counsellors within the primary care setting. The proactive approach encourages a positive outlook and a 'can do' approach. This guide is ideal for general practitioners and all primary healthcare professionals, particularly counsellors and therapists
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Mental Disorders.
Mental Health Services.
Mentally Ill Persons.
Primary Health Care.
Mental illness -- Treatment -- Great Britain
Mentally ill -- Care -- Great Britain.
Mentally ill -- Services for -- Great Britain
Primary care (Medicine) -- Great Britain.
Mental illness -- Treatment.
Mentally ill -- Care.
Mentally ill -- Services for.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Primary care (Medicine)
Primärvård -- Storbritannien.
Psykiska sjukdomar -- behandling -- Storbritannien.
Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
Author Russello, April.
ISBN 1138031437