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Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health Nursing

Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health Nursing

Phil Woods (Editor), Alyson M. Kettles (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-31217-1

May 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

264 pages

Description

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.

Special Features:

  • 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
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

"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)

 

  • 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