Risk decision-making : working with risk and implementing positive risk taking
By: Morgan, Steve.Publisher: Hove Pavilion Publishing 2013Description: 171 p. ; 30 cm. +CD-ROM.ISBN: 9781908993397.Subject(s): SUPPORT SERVICES | SUPPORT STAFF | RISK | RISK MANAGEMENT | STAFF TRAINING | DECISION MAKING | SUICIDE | SELF INJURIOUS BEHAVIOUR | BEST PRACTICES
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About the author|Preface|1. Introduction|2. Developing a risk-training strategy|3. Principles into practice|4. Person-centred practice|5. Working with risk|6. Positive risk-taking|7. Risk decision-making|8. Organisational culture|9. Working with suicide and self-harm|Risk Resources
Working with risk : current situation
Working with risk : detailed review
Risk decision-making : checklist and format
Aide memoire for health and social care services
Service user personal safety plan
Implementing principles of best practice
Practice development : implementing Department of Health principles of best practice
"The purpose of this manual is to set out how good risk assessment, risk management and risk-taking practice should be followed for all users of health and social care services. Assessing the wide range of risks a person experiences and/or poses is a very difficult, uncertain and complex task. However, it is an essential and important role for all health and social care staff. There are no research instruments, scales or scores that will enable anyone to say with accuracy that one service user is at risk and another is not. However, there is a considerable body of evidence that indicates which factors are associated with elevated risk and how formulations of risk can be made on the basis of assessment information... It is important that thorough assessments of risk are made, and clearly reasoned judgements are developed and documented. Organisations should hold reasonable expectations that their staff will work to the guidelines of good practice outlined in this manual with the associated tools." - INTRODUCTION
This UK Manual with included resources is designed to help individual staff, teams and organizations to think and act differently when working with risk.
New Zealand support workers might find its resources and prompt sheets useful in various ways:
• In reflective practice in staff teams
• In reviews of services to individuals
• In learning and development programmes
• In quality checks on plans
The writer, Steve Morgan, has a lot of experience coaching teams and advising services about working with risk. Working with risk is everyday business, not just for consideration in crises or extreme circumstances. Morgan brings a sensible approach to all the components and challenges of working with risk: assessment, management, risk-taking, risk decision making and organizational culture.
All the components in the manual are of good quality although they should be familiar to many.
What makes this manual valuable is the way it has been packaged together and its strong foundation in principles of person-centredness, and strength based working.
Even though this manual is not strictly written from a disability background (mental health and social care), it tries with reasonable success to forge a sensible path through the complexities and challenges inherent in risk taking.