Paperback: £19.99 / $42.95
2008, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-389-9, BIC 2: GPQD JKSN
Professional Risk and Working with People provides advice on assessing and managing risks for all those employed to take risks with or on behalf of other people.
The authors explore issues of risk assessment and management that provides readers with a broad knowledge of risk practices that can be applied across a range of disciplines. They detail the benefits of risk as well as the potential harm and explain relevant legislation and concepts of negligence in clear and accessible language. Examples of risk policies, systems and effective judgement in managing complex risk decisions are also included.
In the current climate of blame and readiness to pursue legal action against professionals, this book will prove essential reading for all practitioners who come into contact with risk, including doctors and other health and care professionals, probation officers and social workers. Leaders of professional courses and their students will also find this an invaluable guide.
15 September 2009
"I had asked my social work students what additional topics they would like me to lecture upon. As a law lecturer I had explained how they could be sued for negligence and how easily they, and their evidence, could be misrepresented in court. So I should not have been surprised when they said they wanted to know how to take decisions that would avoid liability..."
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