Clinical Risk Management
An introductory text for mental health professionalsBy
- Tom Flewett, MBBS, MRCPsych, FRANZCP, FAChAM, Community & Alchohol Drugs Service
An essential primer for mental health professionals, written with an emphasis on patient care
Straightforward and accessible, Clinical Risk Management: An introductory text for mental health clinicians is an essential resource for anyone working in the mental health field in Australia.
The book aims to alleviate anxiety in mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, counsellors and mental health care workers, and is written with an emphasis on patient care.
Clinical Risk Management spans an extensive range of topics integral to the work of mental health professionals. These topics include an introduction to the concept of risk, an analysis of where risk sits within a mental health setting and an in-depth exploration of the most common mental health risks, including suicide, violence and self-harm.This important medical textbook highlights some more complicated components of clinical risk management; namely psychodynamic principles and boundary issues, managing adverse outcomes and using standardised tools.
Existing literature on clinical risk management in the mental health arena is largely limited to journal articles, making Clinical Risk Management: An introductory text for mental health clinicians a necessary and unique health resource.
Psychiatric trainees. Mental health workers - nurses, counsellors, OTs; psychologists; General Practitioners; social workers.
Paperback, 238 Pages
Published: June 2010
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Part 1 Introduction to risk in mental healthChapter 1 Why focus on risk?
Chapter 2 What is risk?Chapter 3 Risk factors and risk equations
Chapter 4 Understanding the riskChapter 5 The context of risk
Chapter 6 Personal (clinician) responses to riskChapter 7 Systemic aspects of risk assessment and management
Part 2 Clinical skills trainingChapter 8 Approaches to risk assessment 1
Chapter 9 Approaches to risk assessment 2Chapter 10 The decision-making process
Chapter 11 Risk assessment: focus on documentationChapter 12 Risk management
Part 3 Risks of suicide, self harm and violenceChapter 13 Risk of suicide
Chapter 14 Managing chronic riskChapter 15 Risk of violence
Part 4 Advanced skillsChapter 16 Psychodynamic principles and boundary issues
Chapter 17 Managing adverse outcomesChapter 18 Using standardised tools
Appendix 2 Teaching risk assessment and managementAppendix 3 Answers to exercises