'He did what? Well, that wasn't handed over!' Communicating risk in mental health.

@article{Millar2013HeDW,
  title={'He did what? Well, that wasn't handed over!' Communicating risk in mental health.},
  author={Rob Millar and Natisha Marina Sands},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={345-54}
}
Mental health inpatient units are dynamic, complex environments that provide care for patients with heterogeneous ages, diagnoses and levels of acuity. These environments commonly expose clinicians and patients to many potential risks. Despite extensive research into risk assessment, prediction and management, no study has investigated how risk information is communicated at handover in acute mental health settings. Given the pivotal role handover plays in informing risk management, this… CONTINUE READING

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