Severe mental illness: why is physical health monitoring vital?
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Severe mental illness: why is physical health monitoring vital?

Michael Nash Assistant professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Holistic care helps nurses identify key risk factors, such as unhealthy diet and smoking, in people with severe mental illness

There are several reasons why physical health monitoring is important in people with severe mental illness (SMI). This article focuses on two: improving physical health outcomes and extending the scope of mental health nursing practice.

Mental Health Practice. 26, 1, 18-19. doi: 10.7748/mhp.26.1.18.s8

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