Clinical Risk Modification

1st Edition

A route to clinical governance?


  • John Tingle
  • Jo Wilson
    • Print ISBN 9780750629393


    This book explains clearly how, by taking positive action to modify risk rather than merely to manage it, practical solutions which lead to improved patient outcomes can be demonstrated. It shows how clinical risk modification can create synergy between, risk management, quality of service delivery and the law.

    It encourages the establishment of multidisciplinary standards and best practice guidelines through professional self-regulation, lifelong learning and the provision of seamless integrated care. The main themes explored in the book are:
    *the importance of effective communication
    *concise and accurate documentation
    *informed consent
    *responding to suggestions and complaints through systems of risk prevention
    *demonstrating a controlled environment of care for the best defensibility – if things go wrong.

    This book is intentionally very practical. It provides an excellent, authoritative resource for clinicians, managers and healthcare training at basic and postgraduate levels.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction to clinical risk management and modification; Applying clinical risk management in clinical practice; Risk reviews and using risk management strategy; Using information systems to support risk management; Clinical risk in primary care; Complaints: the patient's perspective; Complaints: the carer's perspective; Complaints: the plaintiff's solicitors view; Competence in healthcare; Clinical risk modification and ethics; Conclusions and the way forward


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