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Risk Assessment and Management for Living Well with Dementia

Risk Assessment and Management for Living Well with Dementia

Charlotte L. Clarke, Heather Wilkinson, John Keady and Catherine E. Gibb
Foreword by Professor Murna Downs

Part of the Bradford Dementia Group Good Practice Guides series

Paperback: £16.99 / $32.95

2011, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-005-0, BIC 2: JKSG MBP

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*Winner in the Health and Social Care category at the 2012 British Medical Association Book Awards*

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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Risk Assessment and Management for Living Well with Dementia – An Interview with author Charlotte Clarke

24 May 2011

"People with dementia continue to have decisions about them made by other people who bring to that decision their own views of safety and risk – these can be very profound decisions such as where someone will live in the future. It continues to be essential to develop services that respect the views of people living with dementia so that the care they receive is of high quality (and this is not necessarily care that is ‘risk free’)."

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