Bringing the 'bio-' back into mental health care (if it ever went away): An exploration of dilemmas and tensions inherent in needing/embracing the biomedical alongside psycho-socio-political perspectives with contemporary British mental health care

A. Cotton

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This paper draws upon aspects of an ongoing project which is exploring the effectiveness of physical health care assessment of mental health service users, within the context of one community mental health service in the North of England. The project has as its focus the experiences of people with often significant mental health problems, along with consideration of how mental health professionals currently address physical care issues within the British system of the Care Programme Approach (Department of Health 1991; Department of Health, 2008).
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventThe Patient: Probing the Boundaries. A Person's Project - Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 3 Nov 20085 Nov 2008


ConferenceThe Patient: Probing the Boundaries. A Person's Project


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