Chapter 6. Coexisting Medical Conditions

  1. DR Adrian Jones RN, BN (HONS), PHD Nurse Consultant Visiting Reader in Psychiatric Nursing1,2

Published Online: 1 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311624.ch6

Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health

Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health

How to Cite

Jones, A. (2009) Coexisting Medical Conditions, in Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311624.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    North Wales NHS Trust, UK

  2. 2

    Glyndwr University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170925

Online ISBN: 9781444311624

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Keywords:

  • coexisting medical conditions;
  • nurse prescribers - significant impact on improving overall health;
  • group of disorders falling under umbrella of metabolic syndrome;
  • obesity and malnutrition;
  • cholesterol in blood and dyslipidaemia - CHD predictor;
  • HCV - common blood borne infections;
  • mental health problems and alcohol and drug misuse;
  • interventions to manage coexisting medical conditions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Dual diagnosis

  • Metabolic syndrome

  • Coronary heart disease

  • Diabetes

  • Obesity and malnutrition

  • Dyslipidaemia

  • Respiratory conditions

  • Pregnancy

  • Smoking

  • Infections

  • Hepatic and renal disorders

  • Sexual health

  • Interventions to manage coexisting medical conditions

  • Caffeine

  • Conclusion