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Therapeutic risk taking: what is it?
Autori/Curatori: Anne Felton 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2015 Fascicolo: 3 Rischio Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  16 P. 89-104 Dimensione file:  2190 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RSF2015-003006
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Therapeutic risk taking is a collaborative process in which people with mental health problems are supported to make decisions regarding safety and opportunities. Taking risks is an important part of the human experience and can promote growth, self-determination and self-confidence. Research on voluntary risk taking provides useful insights into the social and psychological benefits taking a risk can bring. The development of therapeutic risk taking has been influenced by a normative understanding of risk in society as the prevention of harm. Therapeutic risk taking recognises that risks can be about achieving gains to support people with mental health problems to work towards recovery. However, therapeutic risk taking may be limited as a means to challenge the impact of risk management approaches that promote restrictive practices.

L’atto di prendere rischi terapeutici si inserisce in un processo collaborativo in cui le persone con problemi di salute mentale sono sostenuti nel prendere decisioni riguardanti sicurezza e opportunità. L’assunzione di rischi costituisce una parte importante dell’esperienza umana e può promuovere crescita, autodeterminazione e fiducia in sé. Le ricerche sull’assunzione volontaria di rischi forniscono interessanti ipotesi sull’utilità sociale e psicologica del prendere dei rischi. Il prendere dei rischi terapeutici e il suo sviluppo sono stati modellati da una comprensione normativa del rischio nella società come prevenzione del danno. Prendere dei rischi terapeutici può promuovere dei miglioramenti che sostengono le persone con problemi di salute mentale verso la recovery. Tuttavia, la pratica di prendere dei rischi terapeutici può anche avere dei limiti come mezzo per opporsi all’impatto di approcci di gestione del rischio che incoraggiano pratiche restrittive.
Keywords: Prendere dei rischi terapeutici, gestione del rischio, recovery, rischio assunto volontariamente.

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