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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41


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Data descriptor
Digitising Social Care Glossary, v0.0.3

Details about a risk to a person or others, this includes any risk the person might cause to them self or to others. e.g. suicide, self harm

CQC Glossary of terms used in the guidance for providers and managers

The probability of an adverse event or issue occurring, which is related to a particular condition or treatment and consideration of how severe the consequences are likely to be. The risk may come directly from the condition itself or indirectly from the process or method involved in the treatment or application. Risk does not mean bad things will happen. It allows people to make decisions about the world in which they live and the choices they have to make, because it is a balanced judgement of danger.

Source: Stakeholder discussions

Different perceptions of risk/levels of need. Tensions/ misunderstandings between risk to the individual themselves, risk to others, and risk to the organisation(s). Different views on eg detaining people under the MH Act. [Source: stakeholder discussions]

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