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Editorial

Editorial Cheryl Kipping Editor Welcome to this edition of Advances in Dual Diagnosis, treatment were being provided: assessment, including which focuses on working with people with a dual physical health checks; health promotion activities; diagnosis in inpatient settings. Papers are included access to specialist dual diagnosis services; and training. that are of relevance to acute psychiatric inpatient The paper by Nicola Vick and myself reports the findings wards, forensic medium secure units and substance and highlights some implications for practice. While misuse inpatient wards. many of the results were encouraging, the findings on Regardless of the type of inpatient setting, evidence staff training were disappointing. Only around a third of suggests that at least half of service users will have a staff had received training to equip them to work with dual diagnosis and in some settings the proportion will this group. If staff have not been trained to deliver the be much higher (eg. Phillips & Johnson, 2003; Weaver care and treatment that people with a dual diagnosis et al, 2002; Strathdee et al, 2002; Wheatley, 1998). require, there must be doubt about the quality of Department of Health (DH, 2002) guidance advocates care provision. an integrated treatment model http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Dual Diagnosis Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1757-0972
DOI
10.1108/17570972200900008
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Abstract

Cheryl Kipping Editor Welcome to this edition of Advances in Dual Diagnosis, treatment were being provided: assessment, including which focuses on working with people with a dual physical health checks; health promotion activities; diagnosis in inpatient settings. Papers are included access to specialist dual diagnosis services; and training. that are of relevance to acute psychiatric inpatient The paper by Nicola Vick and myself reports the findings wards, forensic medium secure units and substance and highlights some implications for practice. While misuse inpatient wards. many of the results were encouraging, the findings on Regardless of the type of inpatient setting, evidence staff training were disappointing. Only around a third of suggests that at least half of service users will have a staff had received training to equip them to work with dual diagnosis and in some settings the proportion will this group. If staff have not been trained to deliver the be much higher (eg. Phillips & Johnson, 2003; Weaver care and treatment that people with a dual diagnosis et al, 2002; Strathdee et al, 2002; Wheatley, 1998). require, there must be doubt about the quality of Department of Health (DH, 2002) guidance advocates care provision. an integrated treatment model

Journal

Advances in Dual DiagnosisEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 26, 2009

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