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Assessing risk in clinical settings should be carried out routinely with regard to a number of risks:
- Assessment of risk of violence to others
- Assessment of self harm risk
- Assessment of sexual offending risk
- Assessment of suicide risk
Risk assessment should be fully documented. see risk assessment documentation. Identified risks should be addressed in peoples care plans so all concerned know how they are to be managed, and this should be subject to regular monitoring and review.
References & Bibliography
- Bacon, P. 1997. Assessing risk: are we being overcautious? British Journal of Psychiatry.
- Joseph Rowntree Foundation (2004). Mental health service users and their involvement in risk assessment and management : research summary Full text
- The Royal College of Psychiatrists Special Working Party on Clinical Assessment and Management of Risk Council (1996) Assessment and clinical management of risk of harm to other people. Report CR 53. Royal College. Full text
- Google Scholar
- Vincent, C. 1998. Framework for analyzing risk and safety in clinical medicine. British
Medical Journal 316:1154-1157.