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date: 31 July 2021

Risk assessment – violence 192

Risk assessment – suicide 194

Risk assessment – abuse 196

Risk assessment – self-neglect 198

Risk assessment – falls 200

Risk assessment – fire 202

Risk is the likelihood of behaviour that may be harmful or beneficial to oneself or to others. Risk assessment involves analysing potential outcomes of this behaviour; and risk management involves devising a care plan to minimize harmful behaviour and maximize beneficial behaviour....

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