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Educating healthcare professionals to act on the physical health needs of people with serious mental illness: a systematic search for evidence

Hardy, S.; White, J.; Deane, K.; Gray, R.

Authors

S. Hardy

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Dr Jacquie White Jacqueline.White@hull.ac.uk
Mental Health Strategy Lead (Student Services) and Reader (Faculty of Health Sciences)

K. Deane

R. Gray



Abstract

Healthcare professionals in primary and secondary care should monitor the physical health of people with serious mental illness, yet in practice this does not appear to be a routine intervention. Our objective is to develop evidence-based training for healthcare professionals to enable them all to offer better physical care to this population. We performed a systematic search with the aim of evaluating the current evidence of the efficacy of education interventions. Search terms covered Severe Mental Illness, Physical Health and Education. The search yielded 147 papers, of which none were eligible for inclusion. A number of studies were excluded from this review as although there was an implicit education package provided to healthcare professionals, no information was reported on the outcomes of this education with regard to healthcare professionals' knowledge, attitudes and behaviours. The only information that these studies provided was patient-specific outcomes. It is vital that researchers start to publish details of healthcare professional education and their outcomes in physical health and serious mental illness research.

Citation

Hardy, S., White, J., Deane, K., & Gray, R. (2011). Educating healthcare professionals to act on the physical health needs of people with serious mental illness: a systematic search for evidence. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, 18(8), 721-727. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01722.x

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 16, 2011
Online Publication Date Mar 17, 2011
Publication Date 2011-10
Journal JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Print ISSN 1351-0126
Electronic ISSN 1365-2850
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 18
Issue 8
Pages 721-727
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01722.x
Keywords dissemination nurse education physical health primary care secondary care severe mental illness well-being program improvement profile intervention if
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/405781