11. Evidence and Principles for Positive Risk Management

  1. Richard Whittington2 and
  2. Caroline Logan3
  1. Paul Clifford

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119991175.ch11

Self-Harm and Violence: Towards Best Practice in Managing Risk in Mental Health Services

Self-Harm and Violence: Towards Best Practice in Managing Risk in Mental Health Services

How to Cite

Clifford, P. (2011) Evidence and Principles for Positive Risk Management, in Self-Harm and Violence: Towards Best Practice in Managing Risk in Mental Health Services (eds R. Whittington and C. Logan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119991175.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Liverpool, UK

  2. 3

    University of Manchester, UK

Author Information

  1. University College London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470746073

Online ISBN: 9781119991175

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Keywords:

  • evidence and principles for positive risk management;
  • concept of ‘positive risk management’ - top of the list;
  • positive risk management - positive aspects of what can be achieved through risk management;
  • assessing risk - first stage of risk management, being risk assessment;
  • concept of positive risk management - moving things a little further, distinction underlying risk and contextual risk;
  • taking positive risk decisions - mere support insufficient, being clear of whose decision it is;
  • positive risk management - and concept of optimizing choice and control for service users;
  • recording and communicating risk decisions - in care or support plans;
  • positive organizational risk management;
  • addressing questions, to what extent positive risk management - requires changes in existing practice

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Assessing Risk

  • Taking Positive Risk Decisions

  • Recording and Communicating Risk Decisions in the Care or Support Plan

  • Positive Organizational Risk Management

  • Conclusion

  • References