Chapter 15. Dual Diagnosis in Acute in-Patient Settings

  1. Professor G. Hussein Rassool MSc, BA, RN, FETC, RCNT, RNT MILT, FRSH Cert. Ed., Cert. Couns., Cert in Supervision & Consultation1,2,3
  1. J. Gallagher and
  2. S.J. Scott

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774953.ch15

Dual Diagnosis Nursing

Dual Diagnosis Nursing

How to Cite

Gallagher, J. and Scott, S.J. (2006) Dual Diagnosis in Acute in-Patient Settings, in Dual Diagnosis Nursing (ed G. H. Rassool), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774953.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Addiction & Mental Health, Departamento de Psiquiatria e Ciências Humanas da Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

  2. 2

    Visiting Professor Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

  3. 3

    Formerly Senior Lecturer in Addictive Behaviour, Department of Addictive Behaviour & Psychological Medicine, Centre for Addiction Studies, St George's Hospital, University of London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 30 OCT 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405119023

Online ISBN: 9780470774953



  • mental illness;
  • addiction;
  • substance misuse;
  • treatment model;
  • mental health


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • In-Patient Settings

  • The Problems for Acute Care

  • Considering the Government Agenda

  • Detecting Substance Misuse in Acute Mental Health Patients

  • Assessing the Client's Needs in an Acute Care Environment

  • Recognising Existing Engagement Skills

  • Barriers to Treatment and Engagement

  • Discharge Planning and Ongoing Treatment

  • Conclusion

  • References