Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health Nursing
Phil Woods, Alyson M. Kettles
Wiley, Apr 13, 2009 - Business & Economics - 264 pages
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.