Managing Risk in Community Practice

Nursing, risk and decision making


  • Andy Alaszewski, BA MA PhD HonMFPHM, Professor of Health Studies Centre for Health Services Studies University of Kent Canterbury UK

This book provides an accessible account of the key issues involved in risk assessment and management. It focuses on how nurses make decisions about clients and risk, which are essential to quality, safe nursing care.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2000
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2603-4

Table of Contents

1. Risk in nursing practice: developing and sustaining trust. 2. Risk: empowerment or control? 3. Service users, informal carers and risk. 4. Decision making and risk in individual practice. 5. Risk, decisions and teamwork. Improving the quality of risk management and decision making in practice. 7. Risk, trust and nursing: towards an ethical basis for risk assessment and management in practice. References. Index