Relapse in Long Term Conditions: Learning from Mental Health Methods

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Abstract

Within the UK, health-related policy and legislation have supported a shift towards a more pluralistic provision of health care in order to meet the challenges associated with the shifting demographics in society (Scottish Executive Health Department, 2009). The management of long-term conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and asthma, is recognized as a priority (Department of Health, 2009), with recognition that these long-term disorders share many similarities with serious mental health problems (Loggernberg, 2008), and suggestions that interventions already applied within the mental health setting are transferable across heathcare settings (Fleming et al, 2010). The application of one such intervention is discussed in this article
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1236-42
JournalBritish Journal of Nursing
Volume19
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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