The Health Improvement Profile: A manual to promote physical wellbeing in people with severe mental illness

The Health Improvement Profile: A manual to promote physical wellbeing in people with severe mental illness

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This practical guide, written by experts in mental health nursing, is designed to support healthcare practitioners in checking the physical health of people with severe mental illness (SMI). As life expectancy is reduced by 12 to 19 years in people with SMI, this patient group should receive a physical health check at least once a year. Yet many mental health practitioners have not been trained to assess their physical health needs, and even when such training is offered it may be difficult to access it because of clinical workloads. The Health Improvement Profile (HIP) provides an efficient, effective, evidence- based physical health check tool specifically designed to be used when assessing people with SMI. It supports practitioners in identifying physical health problems and guides them towards evidence-based interventions to address common health issues affecting people with SMI, ranging from cardiovascular disease to lifestyle factors such as diet, alcohol and smoking. Contents include: Introduction What is severe mental illness? What treatments are used in severe mental illness? Systems of the body that are commonly affected in people with severe mental illness Common physical comorbidities in people with severe mental illness Cardiovascular disease in people with severe mental illness Problematic behaviours affecting health in people with severe mental illness How to use the Health Improvement Profile (physical health check tool) Changing behaviour to improve health Appendix 1: Health Improvement Profile (HIP) a€“ Female Appendix 2: Health Improvement Profile (HIP) a€“ MaleHennekens, C.H., Hennekens, A.R., Hollar, D. et al. (2005). Schizophrenia and increased risks of cardiovascular disease. American Heart Journal. 150, 1115a€“ 121. Henquet, C., Murray, R., Linszen, D. aamp; van Os, J. (2005). The environment andanbsp;...


Title:The Health Improvement Profile: A manual to promote physical wellbeing in people with severe mental illness
Author: Sheila Hardy, Jacquie White and Richard Gray
Publisher:M&K Update Ltd - 2015-04-24
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