3. Carers: Experiences of Risk and Risk Management

  1. Richard Whittington2 and
  2. Caroline Logan3
  1. Sally Luxton

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119991175.ch3

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

Luxton, S. (2011) Carers: Experiences of Risk and 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.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Liverpool, UK

  2. 3

    University of Manchester, UK

Author Information

  1. University of the West of England, 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:

  • carers, experiences of risk management - case of a mother, as carer for her son with schizophrenia, her harried experiences with mental care;
  • understanding of a carer's viewpoint - helping to make carers a valuable asset;
  • confidentiality, barriers to collaborative working with families - diminishing trust between parties;
  • mental health, and risk management - more thought and planning, in balancing safety with progress;
  • collaborative working, encouraging service users - claiming back lives along their recovery road;
  • carer perspective, service user and carer - different interpretations of words describing risk;
  • top tips for carers, involved in clinical meetings - risk management planning and CPA reviews;
  • family work for psychosis, family workers - practitioners in mental health services, working with carer and/or family as a whole to support;
  • confidentiality and stigma - hindering collaborative working, and misunderstandings about confidentiality;
  • carers, right to information - concerns about confidentiality, resolved with discussions or negotiations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Our Story

  • Collaborative Working

  • Carer Perspective: What Helps?

  • Family Work

  • What Hinders Collaborative Working?

  • The Service User's Perspective

  • Top Tips for Carers

  • Conclusions

  • References

  • Resources