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Positive risk-taking

NICE Guideline NG74 - Intermediate care including reablement
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

This involves balancing the positive benefits gained from taking risks against the negative effects of attempting to avoid risk altogether.

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Supporting people to take everyday risks as safely as possible, and enabling people to have more choice and control over their lives. It is about looking at the benefits of doing something in comparison with the risk of harm if it goes wrong, and recognising that protecting someone too much may mean they live a less good life.

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