Risk assessment and risk management: Developing a model of shared learning in clinical practice

Kate Deuter, Philip Galley, Andrew Champion, Andrea Gordon, Tony Halczuk, Adrian Jackson, Annette Jones, Lesley Legg, Julie Murison, Conrad Newman, Nicholas Procter, Penny Williamson

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Abstract

Effective risk assessment and risk management is an important component of clinical mental health practice and is vital to people in crisis and at risk of an adverse outcome. This discussion paper reflects on key findings from a symposium addressing clinical risk assessment and risk management processes and methods. The focus of the symposium centred on the importance of shared learning in clinical practice to enable practitioners to reflect and learn from one another in relation to the complexities of modern-day mental health practice and the implications of the various mental health reform agendas to the provision of clinical care and treatment. The symposium provided an opportunity for clinicians to critically present and discuss risk assessment and risk management practices in an endeavour to develop a systematic approach to the effective assessment and management of suicide, aggression and violence in a range of mental health settings. Key findings from the symposium are discussed against a backdrop of contemporary literature in the field and form a practical framework for the assessment and management of risk regarding suicide, aggression and violence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-162
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Mental Health
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aggression
  • Clinical practice
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk management
  • Suicide
  • Violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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