Primarily aimed at working with people in mental health, learning disability and older persons’ services, Risk Decision-making will enable local services to develop their own packages of training and support for implementing good practice in working with risk, including taking risks and good risk decision-making.
Taking risks in some form is something we all do every day, and we take for granted our freedom to take such risks as we choose. For many service users, a bureaucracy that is fearful of a blame culture means that they often do not get the chance to take the risks they are entitled to, and their lives are impoverished as a result.
While we normally view risk in terms of danger and consequence, Risk Decision-making attempts to redress the balance and encourage staff to recognise that there are many potential benefits to risk-taking.
Risk Decision-making is for frontline staff and teams working in mental health, learning disability and older persons’ services.
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 22 February 2013
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Developing a risk training strategy
- Chapter 3: Principles into practice
- Chapter 4: Person-centred practice
- Chapter 5: Working with risk
- Chapter 6: Positive risk-taking
- Chapter 7: Risk decision-making
- Chapter 8: Organisation culture
- Chapter 9: Working with suicide and self-harm
The risk resources include:
- Working with risk: the current situation
- Working with risk: detailed review
- Risk decision-making: checklist and format
- Aide memoire for health and social care services
- Service user personal safety plan
- Implementing principles of best practice
- Implementing Department of Health principles of best practice.
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