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Risk Assessment and Management for Living Well with Dementia : University of Bradford Dementia Good Practice Guides - Charlotte L. Clarke

Risk Assessment and Management for Living Well with Dementia

University of Bradford Dementia Good Practice Guides

Paperback Published: 15th April 2011
ISBN: 9781849050050
Number Of Pages: 128

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*Winner in the Health and Social Care category at the 2012 British Medical Association Book Awards*

Risk is central to professional practice, assessment and decision-making in dementia care. Yet theories of risk are often complex and difficult to translate into everyday practice.

This book outlines some of the key issues in risk perception, assessment and management in dementia care in a way that is both practical and accessible to a wide range of practitioners. It develops an approach to risk that promotes choice for people with dementia whilst also acknowledging the complex challenges care providers face. The authors provide an overview of the legislative framework currently in place, and of the ethical dilemmas which may emerge in practice. Frameworks for informed and balanced decision-making are offered, and the importance of including the person with dementia, their family, and care providers in decision-making is emphasised. Throughout the book, case studies are used to illustrate effective negotiation and practical solutions to risk dilemmas in practice.

This book highlights principles of good practice for managing risk in dementia care, and presents a rounded approach that will help practitioners negotiate some of the complex issues this entails.

The strength of this guide is that it rests on authentic experiences and practice encounters in health and social care. This has resulted in an accessible text suitable for people who have attended various 'risk training' events and those who have not. -- International Journal of Integrated Care
The appearance of this little text, packed with insights, could not e more timely. Forming the latest in the helpful series of Bradford Dementia Group Good Practice Guides, the book's authors tackle core issues for the assessment and management of risk for people who live with dementia... It is to be hoped that the authors in future will give more consideration to issues that are only touched on briefly in the book, due no doubt to lack of space. These include the intriguing topic of resilience among older people and the difficult challenge of recasting societal values associated with age and ageing. One knotty problem is how the positive connotations of the notion of living well with dementia, which these researchers rightly favour, can be effectively translated into the wider structures of the UK's diverse polity. -- Dementia
A very practical book which offers a way of viewing risk that is not black and white. -- Dementia Newsletter
this book provides a useful, easy-to-follow guide for practitioners who are involved with delivering services to people with dementia, wanting to better understand and navigate the complexities of risk assessment and management. -- Journal of Ageing & Society
This practical book outlines some of the key issues in risk perception, assessment and management in dementia care. It includes an overview of the current legislative framework and discusses ethical dilemmas. The author proposes frameworks for informed and balanced decision-making, and emphasises the importance of including the person with dementia, their family and care providers. -- Journal of Dementia Care
Another useful and progressive good practice guide from the Bradford Dementia Group which will help you to understand risk and thereby to support residents to take - and live well with - risks. -- Caring Times
This book draws greatly on research undertaken by the various authors identifying risk from the perspective of people with dementia and their carers alongside their general practitioners... This book promotes quality of life for people with dementia and their families to live well; looking at evidence based practice and "situated decision making" and offers models for identifying risks and impacts from a quality of life perspective... Designed for practitioners, this book sits well alongside other books that promote the person centred approach and views of quality of life for people living with dementia. -- Patricia Cunliffe, Practice Supervisor, Gerontology Social Work * Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work *

Forewordp. 7
Introduction
Key Issues in Risk and Dementia Carep. II
Introductionp. 11
Living and riskp. 12
Living well with dementiap. 14
Our backgroundp. 18
Principles and aimp. 19
Different Views on Risk
Living with Dementia: Living with Riskp. 23
Introductionp. 23
Perceptions and differing viewsp. 23
Dementia care and risk in developing countriesp. 29
The views of people with dementia and carersp. 34
Everyday lifep. 46
Summaryp. 51
Working with Dementia: Working with Riskp. 53
Introductionp. 53
Risk in dementia care practicep. 53
Risk dilemmasp. 56
Legislative frameworkp. 60
Balancing risk assessmentp. 61
Summaryp. 74
Risk and Your Practice
Risk Managementp. 79
Introductionp. 79
The importance of processp. 81
Risk frameworkp. 83
Risk communicationp. 86
Risk assessment and management frameworkp. 88
Summaryp. 92
Developing Practice in Risk Management in Dementia Carep. 93
Introductionp. 93
Revisiting our key messagesp. 93
Risk in promoting quality of lifep. 96
Professional development and decision makingp. 98
Changing society - matters of valuep. 103
Future directionsp. 106
Conclusionp. 110
Appendixp. 113
Referencesp. 117
Subject Indexp. 1 23
Author Indexp. 127
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ISBN: 9781849050050
ISBN-10: 1849050058
Series: University of Bradford Dementia Good Practice Guides
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 15th April 2011
Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.9  x 11.3
Weight (kg): 0.18