Chapter 16. Public Health and Dual Diagnosis

  1. Dr Peter Phillips PhD, MSc, RMN, PGCAP, FHEA senior lecturer honorary lecturer member specialist2,
  2. Dr Olive McKeown PhD, MSc, Dip N, CELTT, Cert Obst, RMN, RGN visiting lecturer specialist lecturer practitioner senior lecturer3 and
  3. Tom Sandford BSc (Hons), Dip N, RGN, RMN executive director policy adviser regional director general manager Head member4
  1. Linda Bailey RGN, PG Dip, BA (Hons), MSc, FFPH health visitor specialist interest public health consultant

Published Online: 9 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314571.ch16

Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context

Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context

How to Cite

Bailey, L. (2009) Public Health and Dual Diagnosis, in Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context (eds P. Phillips, O. McKeown and T. Sandford), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314571.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 2

    City University London, UK

  2. 3

    St George's University, London, UK

  3. 4

    Royal College of Nursing, London, UK

Author Information

  1. east London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180092

Online ISBN: 9781444314571



  • public health and dual diagnosis;
  • public health aspects of dual diagnosis;
  • association between mental illness and substance misuse problems;
  • dual diagnosis and blood-borne infections;
  • intravenous drug misuse - Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV;
  • human immunodeficiency virus (HIV);
  • other co-infections;
  • co-occurring mental health and substance misuse problems


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiology

  • Causal relationship

  • Treatment for BBV

  • Other co-infections

  • Conclusion

  • References