Best practice principles for risk assessment and safety planning for nurses working in mental health services

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559255
Title:
Best practice principles for risk assessment and safety planning for nurses working in mental health services
Authors:
Higgins, A.; Morrissey, J.; Doyle, L.; Bailey, J.; Gill, A.
Citation:
Higgins, A. Morrissey, J. Doyle, L. Bailey, J. Gill, A. (2015) Best Practice Principles for Risk Assessment and Safety Planning for Nurses working in Mental Health Services. Dublin: Health Service Executive.
Publisher:
Office of the Nursing & Midwifery Services Director, Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
8-Jul-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559255
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Risk assessment and safety planning is one of the ‘highest profile tasks of mental health practitioners’ (Woods 2013: 807) and a central component of mental health nursing in Ireland today. The manner in which risk is assessed and safety assured in mental health services are issues of concern to all stakeholders, including people who use services, family members, practitioners, general public and policy makers. The need for services to be driven by a quality and safety agenda is reflected within A Vision for Change (DoH&C 2006). A whole-systems approach towards safety management and quality control is detailed in Quality Framework, Mental Health Services in Ireland (MHC 2007), while statutory regulations around risk management procedures are laid out in Article 32 of the Mental Health Act 2001 (Approved Centres) Regulations (2006). Risk assessment and safety management in mental health services has been more recently addressed by a guidance document contending that safety is a shared responsibility and that risk, while impossible to fully eliminate, can be mitigated through good policies, processes and procedures (HSE 2009).
Keywords:
NURSING; MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES; RISK ASSESSMENT; SAFETY
ISSN:
9781906218904

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHiggins, A.en
dc.contributor.authorMorrissey, J.en
dc.contributor.authorDoyle, L.en
dc.contributor.authorBailey, J.en
dc.contributor.authorGill, A.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-08T12:25:11Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-08T12:25:11Zen
dc.date.issued2015-07-08en
dc.identifier.citationHiggins, A. Morrissey, J. Doyle, L. Bailey, J. Gill, A. (2015) Best Practice Principles for Risk Assessment and Safety Planning for Nurses working in Mental Health Services. Dublin: Health Service Executive.en
dc.identifier.issn9781906218904en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559255en
dc.descriptionRisk assessment and safety planning is one of the ‘highest profile tasks of mental health practitioners’ (Woods 2013: 807) and a central component of mental health nursing in Ireland today. The manner in which risk is assessed and safety assured in mental health services are issues of concern to all stakeholders, including people who use services, family members, practitioners, general public and policy makers. The need for services to be driven by a quality and safety agenda is reflected within A Vision for Change (DoH&C 2006). A whole-systems approach towards safety management and quality control is detailed in Quality Framework, Mental Health Services in Ireland (MHC 2007), while statutory regulations around risk management procedures are laid out in Article 32 of the Mental Health Act 2001 (Approved Centres) Regulations (2006). Risk assessment and safety management in mental health services has been more recently addressed by a guidance document contending that safety is a shared responsibility and that risk, while impossible to fully eliminate, can be mitigated through good policies, processes and procedures (HSE 2009).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOffice of the Nursing & Midwifery Services Director, Health Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.subjectNURSINGen
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTH SERVICESen
dc.subjectRISK ASSESSMENTen
dc.subjectSAFETYen
dc.titleBest practice principles for risk assessment and safety planning for nurses working in mental health servicesen
dc.typeReporten
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