Professional Risk and Working with People: Decision-Making in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice

Professional Risk and Working with People: Decision-Making in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice

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Overview

Professional Risk and Working with People: Decision-Making in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice by Andy Bain, David Carson

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843103899
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 01/15/2008
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

David Carson is Reader in Law and Behavioural Sciences at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth. He has written extensively on risk-taking, psychology and law. Andy Bain is Tutor in Community Justice Studies at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth.

Table of Contents

Preface.1: Risk: Making It Work For and Not Against You. 2: Map and Model. 3: The Law: From Judging to Supporting Decision-making. 4: Risk Assessment. 5: Risk Management. 6: Risk Communication. 7: Risk Procedures. 8: Risk Policies. 9: Risk Strategies. 10: Conclusion. Appendix: Shared Vocabulary of Risk and Risk-taking. References. Subject Index. Author Index. Index of Legislation.

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