International Journal of Integrated Care
The strength of this guide is that it rests on authentic experiences and practice encounters in health and social care. This has resulted in an accessible text suitable for people who have attended various 'risk training' events and those who have not.
The appearance of this little text, packed with insights, could not e more timely. Forming the latest in the helpful series of Bradford Dementia Group Good Practice Guides, the book's authors tackle core issues for the assessment and management of risk for people who live with dementia... It is to be hoped that the authors in future will give more consideration to issues that are only touched on briefly in the book, due no doubt to lack of space. These include the intriguing topic of resilience among older people and the difficult challenge of recasting societal values associated with age and ageing. One knotty problem is how the positive connotations of the notion of living well with dementia, which these researchers rightly favour, can be effectively translated into the wider structures of the UK's diverse polity.
A very practical book which offers a way of viewing risk that is not black and white.
Journal of Ageing & Society
this book provides a useful, easy-to-follow guide for practitioners who are involved with delivering services to people with dementia, wanting to better understand and navigate the complexities of risk assessment and management.
Journal of Dementia Care
This practical book outlines some of the key issues in risk perception, assessment and management in dementia care. It includes an overview of the current legislative framework and discusses ethical dilemmas. The author proposes frameworks for informed and balanced decision-making, and emphasises the importance of including the person with dementia, their family and care providers.
Another useful and progressive good practice guide from the Bradford Dementia Group which will help you to understand risk and thereby to support residents to take - and live well with - risks.
Patricia Cunliffe, Practice Supervisor, Gerontology Social WorkAotearoa New Zealand Social Work
This book draws greatly on research undertaken by the various authors identifying risk from the perspective of people with dementia and their carers alongside their general practitioners... This book promotes quality of life for people with dementia and their families to live well; looking at evidence based practice and "situated decision making" and offers models for identifying risks and impacts from a quality of life perspective... Designed for practitioners, this book sits well alongside other books that promote the person centred approach and views of quality of life for people living with dementia.