Clinical Risk Management - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780729539340, 9780729579346

Clinical Risk Management

1st Edition

An introductory text for mental health professionals

Authors: Tom Flewett
Paperback ISBN: 9780729539340
eBook ISBN: 9780729579346
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone Australia
Published Date: 1st June 2010
Page Count: 238
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Description

Preface

Acknowledgments

Part 1 Introduction to risk in mental health

Chapter 1 Why focus on risk?

Chapter 2 What is risk?

Chapter 3 Risk factors and risk equations

Chapter 4 Understanding the risk

Chapter 5 The context of risk

Chapter 6 Personal (clinician) responses to risk

Chapter 7 Systemic aspects of risk assessment and management

Part 2 Clinical skills training

Chapter 8 Approaches to risk assessment 1

Chapter 9 Approaches to risk assessment 2

Chapter 10 The decision-making process

Chapter 11 Risk assessment: focus on documentation

Chapter 12 Risk management

Part 3 Risks of suicide, self harm and violence

Chapter 13 Risk of suicide

Chapter 14 Managing chronic risk

Chapter 15 Risk of violence

Part 4 Advanced skills

Chapter 16 Psychodynamic principles and boundary issues

Chapter 17 Managing adverse outcomes

Chapter 18 Using standardised tools

 

Appendix 1 Formats for documenting risk

Appendix 2 Teaching risk assessment and management

Appendix 3 Answers to exercises

Glossary

Index

Key Features

• addresses problems prevalent in psychiatry
• looks at the increase in substance abuse in Australian society and the consequences for mental health professionals
• offers easy-to-read boxed tips, examples and learning points
• is logically structured in four parts, with an overview, clinical skills, types of risk and advanced skills

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Part 1 Introduction to risk in mental health

Chapter 1 Why focus on risk?

Chapter 2 What is risk?

Chapter 3 Risk factors and risk equations

Chapter 4 Understanding the risk

Chapter 5 The context of risk

Chapter 6 Personal (clinician) responses to risk

Chapter 7 Systemic aspects of risk assessment and management

Part 2 Clinical skills training

Chapter 8 Approaches to risk assessment 1

Chapter 9 Approaches to risk assessment 2

Chapter 10 The decision-making process

Chapter 11 Risk assessment: focus on documentation

Chapter 12 Risk management

Part 3 Risks of suicide, self harm and violence

Chapter 13 Risk of suicide

Chapter 14 Managing chronic risk

Chapter 15 Risk of violence

Part 4 Advanced skills

Chapter 16 Psychodynamic principles and boundary issues

Chapter 17 Managing adverse outcomes

Chapter 18 Using standardised tools

 

Appendix 1 Formats for documenting risk

Appendix 2 Teaching risk assessment and management

Appendix 3 Answers to exercises

Glossary

Index

Details

No. of pages:
238
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Churchill Livingstone Australia 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone Australia
eBook ISBN:
9780729579346

About the Author

Tom Flewett

Affiliations and Expertise

Community & Alchohol Drugs Service