Managing Risk in Community Practice,
Edition 1 Nursing, risk and decision making
By Andy Alaszewski, BA MA PhD HonMFPHM

Publication Date: 23 Oct 2000
This book will providean accessible account of the key issues involved in risk assessment and management. It will focus on how nurses make decisions about clients and risk, which are essential to quality, safe nursing care. It will draw extensively on case study material gained through research in this area which the authors have undertaken and was commissioned by the English National Board, and will be likely to form the basis for educational requirements in this area in the future.

Key Features

  • Leading author in this field
  • Link to ENB research which will be used as basis for educational developments in this area
  • Case studies from research provide 'real life' examples from practice
  • Drawn from 3 main areas for nursing risk management i.e. Mental health, learning disabilities, and care of the elderly
  • Reflect multi-professional context of risk
  • About the author
    By Andy Alaszewski, BA MA PhD HonMFPHM, Professor of Health Studies Centre for Health Services Studies University of Kent Canterbury UK
    Table of Contents
    1. Risk in nursing practice: developing and sustaining trust. 2. Risk: empowerment or control? 3. Service users, informal carers and risk. 4. Decision making and risk in individual practice. 5. Risk, decisions and teamwork. Improving the quality of risk management and decision making in practice. 7. Risk, trust and nursing: towards an ethical basis for risk assessment and management in practice. References. Index
    Book details
    ISBN: 9780702026034
    Page Count: 208
    Retail Price : £26.99
    Students and practitioners in mental health nursing, learning disability nursing, care of the elderly; other health professionals in these fields