A Practical Approach to Risk Assessment
Routledge – 2013 – 176 pages
A Practical Approach to Risk Assessment provides the reader with the requisite clinical background and an easily learned, practical model for performing systematic risk assessments for suicide and violence. Upon completion of this book, readers will understand the stratification of the patient's level of risk (low, moderate, or high) for each of these at the time of the risk assessment and in the future, and will develop a clinically informed risk reduction plan to mitigate any future risk of violence and suicide. A CD, which includes copies of all relevant tables, charts, and worksheets for printing, will also be included, as well as a section on psychiatric negligence and malpractice.
The Problem of Prediction and the Clinical Utility of Risk Factors. An Overview of Suicide. An Overview of Violence. A Practical Approach to Risk Assessment. Sample Risk Assessment for Suicide and Violence. Psychiatric Negligence and Malpractice Reduction.