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Living with risk : Mental health service user involvement in risk assessment and management - Joan Langan

Living with risk

Mental health service user involvement in risk assessment and management

Paperback Published: 7th April 2004
ISBN: 9781861345967
Number Of Pages: 68

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This topical report explores risk assessment and risk management for people being discharged from psychiatric hospital into the community. It breaks new ground by asking service users about their views on, and experiences of, posing a former or potential risk to other people. The report also includes information about the harm that service users experienced and explores the perspectives of mental health workers, relatives and friends about risks and their management.The report makes recommendations for improving policy and practice which will be valuable to service users, their relatives and friends, mental health workers, managers and those responsible for mental health policy development and training.

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"I would recommend this book for both mental health practitioners and social scientists." Health, Risk & Society "... has important messages for mental health user involvement in the field of risk assessment." British Journal of Social Work

Introductionp. 1
The risksp. 5
Risk assessmentp. 10
Discussing risk and reaching agreementp. 14
Care planning and risk assessment and managementp. 25
Medication and housing issuesp. 40
Conclusionp. 50
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ISBN: 9781861345967
ISBN-10: 1861345968
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 68
Published: 7th April 2004
Publisher: Policy Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.2