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Risk management in mental health

VOL: 97, ISSUE: 25, PAGE NO: 37David Pratt, BSc, DipCMHN, RMN, is specialist research nurse, Affinity Healthcare, DarlingtonRisk assessment has become a key component of mental health services in recent times and the importance of good practice in this arena is not in dispute. However, the process is by no means easy and nurses are beginning to voice concerns over the difficulties and ethical dilemmas they face when incorporating the activity into their daily working practice.

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