Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health Nursing

Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health Nursing

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

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405152860

Online ISBN: 9781444312171

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312171

About this Book

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

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