Clinical Risk Management

1st Edition

An introductory text for mental health professionals

Author:

  • Tom Flewett
  • 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:
    © 2010
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Churchill Livingstone Australia
    Print ISBN:
    9780729539340
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780729579346