17. Conclusions

  1. Richard Whittington1 and
  2. Caroline Logan2
  1. Caroline Logan2 and
  2. Richard Whittington1

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119991175.ch17

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

Logan, C. and Whittington, R. (2011) Conclusions, 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.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Liverpool, UK

  2. 2

    University of Manchester, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Liverpool, UK

  2. 2

    University of Manchester, 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:

  • mental health services - finding activities with service users, a belief that risks can be calculated, managed and prevented;
  • practitioners, facing challenge of engaging - therapeutically and meaningfully with service users;
  • Kay Sheldon and Sally Luxton's write up - the receiving end of risk assessment and risk management, as service user and carer;
  • Sally's experiences, positive - feeling consulted and relevant, as in the care of her schizophrenic son;
  • We cannot risk manage with confidence - or any real expectation of lasting success, improving our understanding, can be at the heart of it all;
  • Kay Sheldon's manifesto for risk management - for practitioners and organizations, ten recommendations;
  • Kay's recommendations, simple and obvious - making traditionally viewed service users as patient recipients of care;
  • risk assessment and management, being everyone's business - not the prerogative of specialist facilities like forensic services;
  • clinical risk assessment and management in mental health services - best practice, not always clear but stakes being high;
  • spirit of the Best Practice in Managing Risk guidance - and the 16 best practice principles by Leitner and Barr

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Route Map

  • Conclusions