Mental illness and substance use : an Australian perspective

Munro, Ian and Edward, Karen-Leigh 2008, Mental illness and substance use : an Australian perspective, International journal of mental health nursing, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 255-260.

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Title Mental illness and substance use : an Australian perspective
Author(s) Munro, Ian
Edward, Karen-Leigh
Journal name International journal of mental health nursing
Volume number 17
Issue number 4
Start page 255
End page 260
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Science Asia
Place of publication Carlton, Vic.
Publication date 2008-08
ISSN 1445-8330
Summary This paper presents a review of the literature of service trends and practice recommendations for management of those with the dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance abuse. The method for the review was to search bibliographical data bases and hand held literature published in English between 1990 and 2007. Using the search terms dual diagnosis, and co-morbidity and mental illness, 93 abstracts were selected and reviewed. The authors concluded that a collaborative approach to care with better integration of drug and alcohol services within mental health would benefit clients with a dual diagnosis. Improved education to enhance the assessment and diagnosis of this client group is also considered essential for clinicians in both mental health and alcohol and drugs services.
Language eng
Field of Research 111005 Mental Health Nursing
Socio Economic Objective 920414 Substance Abuse
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
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