Examining the influences behind risk thinking

Murphy, N ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2933-2175 2012, 'Examining the influences behind risk thinking' , Mental Health Nursing, 32 (5) , pp. 10-11.

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Ticking boxes The increasing 'governmentaly' (Godin, 2006) has insidiously shaped community mental health nurses' practice from one of clinical (and thoughtful) to tick box (reactive) decision making, something they may not have reflected upon, and potentially unwittingly gone along with. Anxiety related to litigation and everyday ambient stresses, and the agenda, subtlety moves the practitioner from clinical decision making (where true clinical responsibility lies) and replacing it with the panacea Bayesian probability of risk outcomes (where the practitioner can abdicate some of the responsibility on to external forces and seemingly meaningful tick box tasks). lean see that the reliance on assessment tools may have provided some ill-founded confidence in our skills, but it can replace existing knowledge and tacit understanding of risk.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Mental Health Nursing
Publisher: Mental Health Nurses Association
Refereed: No
ISSN: 1353-0283
Depositing User: Dr Neil Murphy
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2012 08:31
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 16:23
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/23582

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