8. Guidelines and Standards for Managing Risk in Mental Health Services

  1. Richard Whittington3 and
  2. Caroline Logan4
  1. Caroline Logan4,
  2. Norbert Nedopil1 and
  3. Thomas Wolf2

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119991175.ch8

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., Nedopil, N. and Wolf, T. (2011) Guidelines and Standards for Managing Risk in Mental Health Services, 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.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Liverpool, UK

  2. 4

    University of Manchester, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Munich, Germany

  2. 2

    Marburg University, Germany

  3. 4

    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:

  • practice, and guidelines - standards for managing risk in mental health services;
  • Best Practice in Managing Risk - aspirational guidelines for practitioners in mental health services;
  • Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) - relevance of clinical guidelines to philosophy of client care;
  • evidence-based practice and role of clinical guidelines;
  • clinical guidelines, differentiated from standard guidelines - aspirational, raising quality of practice voluntarily;
  • standards and guidelines - promoting a shared language and understanding, about problems under consideration;
  • problems with clinical guidelines;
  • evidence-based standards and clinical guidelines - with a great deal of moral authority;
  • problems with evidence base for risk assessment and management - clinical practice with at risk individuals;
  • implementing best practice in managing risk - principles of best clinical practice

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Evidence-Based Practice and the Role of Clinical Guidelines

  • Standards and Guidance in Clinical Risk Assessment and Management: An International Perspective

  • Implementing Best Practice in Managing Risk

  • Conclusions

  • References