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Barriers and Possible Solutions to Providing Physical Health Care in Mental Health Care: A Qualitative Study of Danish Key Informants' Perspectives

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title = "Barriers and Possible Solutions to Providing Physical Health Care in Mental Health Care: A Qualitative Study of Danish Key Informants' Perspectives",
abstract = "Provision of physical health care to people diagnosed with severe mental illness is widely reported as inadequate. This interview study explored perspectives of a group of key informants on current practices of providing physical health care within two mental health care settings in Denmark. Thematic analysis of their accounts provided insights into 1) barriers to the provision of physical health care in mental health settings, and 2) possible solutions to overcome existing barriers. Negative attitudes and limited specialist health care knowledge among mental health care professionals constituted serious barriers. To effectively address these barriers, mental health services need to be reoriented towards the prioritisation of physical health alongside mental health. This will require equipping mental health professionals with relevant knowledge and skills and organisational resources, to effectively work with people experiencing or at risk of physical comorbidities.",
author = "Birgitte Lerb{\ae}k and Andrea McCloughen and Lauritsen, {Marlene Briciet} and J{\o}rgen Aagaard and Julie Nordgaard and Rikke J{\o}rgensen",
year = "2020",
month = "9",
day = "29",
doi = "10.1080/01612840.2020.1823537",
language = "English",
pages = "1--10",
journal = "Issues in Mental Health Nursing",
issn = "0161-2840",
publisher = "Informa Healthcare",

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AU - Lerbæk, Birgitte

AU - McCloughen, Andrea

AU - Lauritsen, Marlene Briciet

AU - Aagaard, Jørgen

AU - Nordgaard, Julie

AU - Jørgensen, Rikke

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