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.
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'This practical book outlines some of the key issues in risk perception, assessment and management in dementia care. It includes an overview of the current legislative framework and discusses ethical dilemmas. The author proposes frameworks for informed and balanced decision-making, and emphasises the importance of including the person with dementia, their family and care providers.'- Journal of Dementia Care'Another useful and progressive good practice guide from the Bradford Dementia Group which will help you to understand risk and thereby to support residents to take - and live well with - risks.'- Caring Times
Charlotte L. Clarke is Professor of Nursing Practice Development Research and Associate Dean at Northumbria University. Catherine E. Gibb is a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University. John Keady is Professor of Older People's Mental Health Nursing at the University of Manchester and Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Heather Wilkinson is Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships and Research Director for the School of Health in Social Science at the University of Edinburgh.
Foreword. Part I: Introduction. 1. Key Issues in Risk and Dementia Care. Living and risk. Living well with dementia. Our background. Principles and aims. Part II: Different Views on Risk. 2. Living with Dementia: Living with Risk. Introduction. Perceptions and differing views. Dementia care and risk in developing countries. The views of people with dementia and carers. Everyday life. Summary. 3. Working with Dementia: Working with Risk. Introduction. Risk in dementia care practice. Risk dilemmas. Legislative framework. Balancing risk assessment. Summary. Part III: Risk and Your Practice. 4. Risk Management. Introduction. The importance of process. Risk framework. Risk communication. Risk assessment and management framework. Summary. 5. Developing Practice in Risk Management in Dementia Care. Introduction. Risk in promoting quality of life. Professional development and decision making. Changing society - matters of value. Future directions. Conclusion. Appendix. References. Index.
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