Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health Nursing

Author: Phil Woods


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  • ISBN: 9781405152860
  • Author: Phil Woods
  • Publ Date: 2009-04-02
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 264
  • Imprint: BLACKWELL *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 12186

Table of Contents :

Chapter 1: Introduction. Chapter 2: Risk Assessment and Management. Chapter 3: The Theory of Risk. Chapter 4: Instrumentation. Chapter 5: Risk to Others. Chapter 6: Risk to Self. Chapter 7: Risk of Substance Misuse. Chapter 8: Conculsions


Risk assessment and management is a core element of mental health practice. This timely and accessible text explores how nurses can enhance their skills, and improve their practice so that risk is assessed and managed safely and effectively. Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health Nursing explores issues including context and definitions of risk, risk assessment tools and techniques, strategies for preventing risk situations, suicide, self-harm, neglect, forensic aspects of risk, substance misuse, ethical considerations, , victimology, risk to others and risk to self.


"It provides an excellent overview of risk theory, and technical approaches to risk assessment in a manner that may be easily understood by health care professionals." (Journal Health Risk & Society, 22 September 2011)

Author Biography:

Dr Phil Woods is Associate Professor at the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan. He has an extensive personal portfolio of forensic and mental health related research. He is a well known author of mental health and forensic nursing articles and books. Dr Alyson M. Kettles is Research Officer (Mental Health) for NHS Grampian in Aberdeen, Scotland. She is also Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen. She has published widely on forensic mental health nursing and has an extensive portfolio of mental health research .


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