Concepts for communication about risk in dementia care: A review of the literature.

Pointing to the inherent nature of risk in health and social care for people with dementia, Stevenson et al. (2016) report on a synthesised review of research on risk concepts and communication in dementia. Most literature focused on physical safety risks although a smaller number of articles did refer to psychosocial risks. Risk was found to be constructed differently among people with dementia, caregivers and professionals, with different conceptual understandings and approaches to risk. This variety, they argue, adds weight to the need for clear, transparent communication of risk, suggesting that a qualified knowledge base of risk outcomes in dementia care would support the development of better policy and practice.
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Concepts for communication about risk in dementia care: A review of the literature.
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2016
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Stevenson, M., McDowell, M.E. and Taylor, B.J., 2016. Concepts for communication about risk in dementia care: A review of the literature. Dementia, p.1471301216647542