Chapter 3. Consumer Perspectives

  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. David Webb PhD lecturer

Published Online: 9 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314571.ch3

Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context

Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context

How to Cite

Webb, D. (2009) Consumer Perspectives, in Dual Diagnosis: Practice in Context (eds P. Phillips, O. McKeown and T. Sandford), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314571.ch3

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. Australia Federation of Disability Organisations, Australia

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180092

Online ISBN: 9781444314571



  • consumer perspectives;
  • human experience and medicine;
  • diagnosis, treatment and human rights;
  • ‘dual diagnosis’ and participation in medicalisation of everyday life;
  • marketing distressing human experiences as medical conditions;
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA);
  • ‘treatment’ in psychiatric wards and drug and alcohol clients work in ‘recovery’ programme;
  • psychiatry diagnostic system and lack of solid science backing;
  • dual diagnosis and policy;
  • human rights principles to avoid harm and suffering


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Human experience and medicine

  • Diagnosis, treatment and human rights

  • Two worlds

  • Significant contrasts

  • Diagnosis

  • Treatment

  • Dual diagnosis and policy

  • Conclusion

  • References