Chapter 12: Risk assessment and management

What does RAMAS stand for?


Aiken (1984) found that at least half of reported incidents of assault are thought by victims to be …


Which of the following DSM-IV TR categories include violence and aggression?


Powell et al (1994) examined antecedents of aggressive incidents in psychiatric hospitals over a 13-month period, and found which of the following to be the most common antecedents?


Which of the following are important Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit multi disciplinary team skills to assist risk management?


Mental health professionals should be concerned with assessment of risk rather than assessment of dangerousness for which of the following reasons?


Actuarial risk assessment tools …


Which of the following are therapeutic cues suggestive of imminent violence?


The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (Appleby et al 1996, 2001) found that suicide occurred in what percentage of patients with bipolar-affective disorder?


Various inquiries into homicides and serious incidents comment on …


A literature review carried about by Walsh et al (2002) indicated that less than what percentage of societal violence was attributable to schizophrenia?


Which of the following thought and perceptual cues are suggestive of imminent violence?


Which of the following were key findings from the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (Appleby et al 1996, 2001)?


In schizophrenia the risk of suicide is often associated with which of the following?


Reith (1998) identified which of the following as major themes that were consistently lacking in care provided to violent patients?


Actuarial risk assessment tools include which of the following?


Slama et al (2004) found which of the following to be risk factors for suicide in people with bipolar disorder?


Which of the following are risk factors associated with violence?


McNeil and Binder undertook a study of 330 patients admitted to a locked short stay unit (1994).  A complex analysis of Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale and Overt Aggression Scale tools showed which summary scores were significantly associated with violence?


Drinkwater and Gudjonsson (1989) suggested which of the following advantages in reporting serious assaults on staff?