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dc.contributor.authorCroucher, Sen
dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, GRen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-10T09:33:06Z
dc.date.available2016-10-10T09:33:06Z
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.identifier.issn1874-4346en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/6490
dc.description.abstract

AIMS: To reports a study in which action research approach was utilised to introduce a new system of risk assessment, based on traffic lights, into a community mental health team. BACKGROUND: Risk management is a serious concern in community mental healthcare where there is less direct, real-time supervision of clients than in other settings, and because inadequate management of risk can have fatal consequences when service users are a risk to themselves and/or others. DESIGN: An action research design was undertaken, using three phases of Look, Think and Act. METHODS: Data were collected between January and March of 2012. In the action research phases, qualitative data were collected in focus groups with the team's multi-disciplinary mental health professionals. Data were transcribed verbatim and analysed thematically, which involved agreement of themes and interpretations by two researchers. The Look, Think and Act phases guided the development of the project; team members worked collaboratively on the traffic light system, implemented and evaluated it. FINDINGS: Themes were constructed that were discussed across the focus groups. These themes were: Ease of use; Risk identification and management; Legal status; Different teams' views of risk; Post-implementation evaluation. CONCLUSION: Action research has been used to implement change in mental health risk management. Others internationally would benefit from considering a Traffic Light System, and in using action research to implement it.

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dc.format.extent82 - 88en
dc.languageengen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectRisk managementen
dc.subjectaction researchen
dc.subjectcommunity mental healthen
dc.subjectqualitative research, focus groups.en
dc.subjectrisk assessmenten
dc.subjecttraffic light systemen
dc.titleRisk assessment in mental health: introducing a traffic light system in a community mental health team.en
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.author-urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23878620en
plymouth.volume7en
plymouth.publication-statusPublished onlineen
plymouth.journalOpen Nurs Jen
dc.identifier.doi10.2174/1874434620130529004en
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/00 Groups by role
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/00 Groups by role/Academics
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health and Human Sciences
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health and Human Sciences/School of Nursing and Midwifery
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Arab Emiratesen
dcterms.dateAccepted2013-05-19en
dc.rights.embargoperiodNot knownen
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.2174/1874434620130529004en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2013en
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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