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dc.contributor.authorCrouche, S
dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, GR
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-10T09:33:06Z
dc.date.available2016-10-10T09:33:06Z
dc.date.issued2013-05-14
dc.identifier.issn1874-4346
dc.identifier.issn1874-4346
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.

dc.format.extent82-88
dc.format.mediumElectronic-Print
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBentham Science Publishers Ltd.
dc.subjectRisk management
dc.subjectaction research
dc.subjectcommunity mental health
dc.subjectqualitative research, focus groups.
dc.subjectrisk assessment
dc.subjecttraffic light system
dc.titleRisk Assessment in Mental Health: Introducing a Traffic Light System in a Community Mental Health Team
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.author-urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23878620
plymouth.issue1
plymouth.volume7
plymouth.publisher-urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1874434620130529004
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
plymouth.journalThe Open Nursing Journal
dc.identifier.doi10.2174/1874434620130529004
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health/School of Nursing and Midwifery
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Arab Emirates
dcterms.dateAccepted2013-05-19
dc.identifier.eissn1874-4346
dc.rights.embargoperiodNot known
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2013
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review


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