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A pocket guide to risk assessment and management in mental health

Author: Christopher Hart
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Risk assessment and risk management are top of every mental health trust's agenda. This concise and easy-to-read book provides an informative and practical guide to the process of undertaking a risk assessment, arriving at a formulation and then developing a risk management plan. Covering everything a practitioner may have to think about when undertaking risk assessments in an accessible, logical form, the book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hart
ISBN: 9780415702584 0415702585 9780415702591 0415702593
OCLC Number: 844790144
Description: x, 171 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction 1. About This Guide 2. Cultural Diversity 3. Gender and Sexuality 4. A Note about Terminology Part 1: Risk Assessment: An Overview 1. Introduction 2. Key Issues to Determine from a Risk Assessment 3. Organisational Issues and Risk Assessment and Risk Management 4. Risk of Suicide and Self Harm 5. Risk of Dangerousness, Violence and/or Homicide 6. Developing a Common Language for Assessing and Communicating Risk Part 2: General Principles of Risk Assessment 1. Different Approaches to Risk Assessment 2. Making Use of the Information Gained from Assessment 3. Translating the Assessment into a Formulation 4. The Safety of the Clinician and Patient 5. Taking a Referral Part 3: Undertaking a Risk Assessment 1. First Impressions 2. Initial Communications and Developing a Rapport 3. Key Interview Skills 4. Other Interview Techniques 5. Things to Avoid 6. Closing, or Finishing, the Interview 7. Risk Assessment in the Context of a Full Mental Health Assessment 8. Defining the Risk 9. Short Assessments and Re-Assessments --
The Key Principles 10. Developing a Formulation Part 4: Developing a Risk Management Plan 1. Introduction 2. Mental Capacity 3. Negotiating and Writing a Care Plan for the Purposes of Writing a Care Plan 4. Therapeutic Risk Taking or Positive Risk Management 5. Relapse Profiles and Crisis Plans 6. Record Keeping and Good Documentation Summary and Conclusions
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Risk assessment and risk management are top of every mental health trust's agenda. This concise and easy-to-read book provides an informative and practical guide to the process of undertaking a risk assessment, arriving at a formulation and then developing a risk management plan. Covering everything a practitioner may have to think about when undertaking risk assessments in an accessible, logical form, the book includes practice recommendations rooted in the latest theory and evidence base.

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