Risk Assessment and Management for Living Well With Dementia

Risk Assessment and Management for Living Well With Dementia

eBook - 2011
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Risk is central to professional practice, assessment and decision-making in dementia care. Yet theories of risk are often complex and difficult to translate into everyday practice. This book outlines some of the key issues in risk perception, assessment and management in dementia care in a way that is both practical and accessible to a wide range of practitioners. It develops an approach to risk that promotes choice for people with dementia whilst also acknowledging the complex challenges care providers face. The authors provide an overview of the legislative framework currently in place, and of the ethical dilemmas which may emerge in practice. Frameworks for informed and balanced decision-making are offered, and the importance of including the person with dementia, their family, and care providers in decision-making is emphasised. Throughout the book, case studies are used to illustrate effective negotiation and practical solutions to risk dilemmas in practice. This book highlights principles of good practice for managing risk in dementia care, and presents a rounded approach that will help practitioners negotiate some of the complex issues this entails.
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011
ISBN: 9780857005199
0857005197
9781283146241
128314624X
9781849050050
1849050058
Characteristics: 1 online resource (128 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Clarke, Charlotte L. (Charlotte Laura)

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