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Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health Nursing

Phil Woods (Editor), Alyson M. Kettles (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4443-1216-4
264 pages
April 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Risk assessment and management is a core element of mental health practice, and all nurses need to be aware of the risks surrounding them and their patients in order to create a safe working environment.  This timely and accessible text explores how nurses can enhance their skills, and improve their practice so that risk is assessed and managed safely and effectively. 

Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health Nursing explores issues including context and definitions of risk, risk assessment tools and techniques, strategies for preventing risk situations, suicide, self-harm, neglect, forensic aspects of risk, substance misuse, ethical considerations, , victimology, risk to others and risk to self.

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  • Written in the context of latest policy developments such as the National Service Frameworks
  • Discusses the role of the mental health nurse in the assessment and management of risk
  • Explores an increasingly important and timely subject in mental health practice
  • Practical  focus, with case studies throughout
  • Written by experts in the field
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Chapter 1: Introduction.

Chapter 2: Risk Assessment and Management.

Chapter 3: The Theory of Risk.

Chapter 4: Instrumentation.

Chapter 5: Risk to Others.

Chapter 6: Risk to Self.

Chapter 7: Risk of Substance Misuse.

Chapter 8: Conculsions

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Dr Phil Woods is Associate Professor at the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan. He has an extensive personal portfolio of forensic and mental health related research. He is a well known author of mental health and forensic nursing articles and books.

Dr Alyson M. Kettles is Research Officer (Mental Health) for NHS Grampian in Aberdeen, Scotland. She is also Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen. She has published widely on forensic mental health nursing and has an extensive portfolio of mental health research.

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  • Written in the context of latest policy developments such as the National Service Frameworks
  • Discusses the role of the mental health nurse in the assessment and management of risk
  • Explores an increasingly important and timely subject in mental health practice
  • Practical focus, with case studies throughout
  • Written by experts in the field
See More
"It provides an excellent overview of risk theory, and technical approaches to risk assessment in a manner that may be easily understood by health care professionals." (Journal Health Risk & Society, 22 September 2011)

 

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