Priority 5 from the Alcohol-related Liver Disease PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Do attitudes to perceived 'self-induced illness' amongst healthcare professionals affect treatment, care provision and compassion for individuals with alcohol-related liver disease? (JLA PSP Priority 5)
Overall ranking 5
JLA question ID 0044/5
Explanatory note (including examples of original survey submissions) This question reflects concerns among both patients "Is ARLD put as a lower priority because it is deemed self inflicted?" and professionals "I have perceived at different times a lack of interest in actively managing the care of patients with alcohol related liver disease because they have it in their power to make the single biggest difference to their health." It is not just an issue of doctor-patient relations, but can have an impact on outcome. "Why do Dr.s just assume that (alcohol) is the only issue ?" "How does a diagnosis of ARLD and identification with the construction of an alcoholic affect care and treatment outcomes? "
Evidence None identified    
Health Research Classification System category Oral and Gastrointestinnal
Extra information provided by this PSP
Submitted by 7 Patients,  8 Carers, 6 Professionals.
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0044
PSP name Alcohol-related Liver Disease
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 45 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 16 September 2016