Depression in adults with a chronic physical health problem: treatment and management

Haddad, M. (2009). Depression in adults with a chronic physical health problem: treatment and management. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 46(11), pp. 1411-1414. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2009.08.007

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Abstract

The NHS National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE, 2009) publication – Depression in adults with a chronic physical health problem: treatment and management – is a clinical practice guideline for the UK which partially updates and extends the earlier depression management in primary and secondary care guideline (NICE, 2004). Like other clinical guidelines, it has been systematically developed from the best available research evidence to assist clinicians and patients, and service commissioners and providers in making decisions about the most appropriate treatment and service organisation for this important area of health care need. The National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (one of a number of centres established by NICE for the purpose of clinical guideline development) together with a guideline development group, comprising health and social care professionals, lay and patient representatives, and technical experts, worked on the guidance. The process from initial scope preparation to the production of the final guideline took over two years. As with other NICE recommendations, the development of this guidance has involved extensive stakeholder consultations at the initial scoping phase that defined the aspects of care covered and to whom it would apply, and later when the draft guideline was prepared. The aim of this editorial is to bring this important document to the attention of nurses and midwives worldwide who work with depression sufferers.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2009, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: School of Health Sciences
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/4619

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