The increasing number of individuals with co-existing substance misuse and psychiatric disorders presents a key challenge to mental health and addiction nurses. This practice-based text focuses on the management and intervention strategies to effectively meet the needs of this client group in both community and residential settings.
Dual Diagnosis Nursing is a comprehensive text for practitioners on contemporary approaches to working with dual disorder and dual diagnosis patients. It explores both clinical and theoretical perspectives in a variety of different care and treatment settings, addressing key issues such as needs of special populations, multi-dimensional assessment, dealing with emergencies, prescribing and medication management, nursing and psychological interventions, spiritual needs, carers' interventions and professional development.
About the Author
Hussein Rassool is Professor of Addiction and Mental Health, Department of Psychiatric Nursing and Human Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and author of previous texts on Addiction nursing, Dual diagnosis, and Substance use and abuse.