Therapeutic risk-taking: a justifiable choice
- Anne Felton,
- Nicola Wright and
- Gemma Stacey
- Anne Felton is an Associate Professor in Mental Health at the School of Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham. She has worked as a nurse in in-patient and community rehabilitation services. Her PhD thesis examined the tensions created for professionals dually responsible for risk management alongside promoting recovery. She has conducted qualitative research in risk and mental health practice, social inclusion and service user involvement in healthcare professional education. Nicola Wright is an Assistant Professor in Mental Health in the School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham. As a mental health nurse she has worked in both acute in-patient and assertive community treatment teams. Her research interests have focused on the use of qualitative methods to evaluate mental health service provision and knowledge-sharing gaps at care transition points. She has undertaken projects on concepts of recovery and self-management for young people who self-harm. Gemma Stacey is an Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham. Her research interests include the educational factors that influence the development, maintenance and expression of person-centred values. She is the leader of the Critical Values Based Practice Network, which conducts research in this area, along with an explicit focus on the perception and influence of power and hierarchy in professional groups.
- Correspondence Dr Anne Felton, Institute of Mental Health Building, University of Nottingham Innovation Park, Triumph Road, Nottingham NG7 2TU, UK. Email: