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Risk, Recovery and Capacity: Competing or Complementary Approaches to Mental Health Social Work
Australian Social Work
Mental health social workers have a central role in providing support to people with mental health problems and in the use of coercion aimed at dealing with risk. Mental health services have traditionally focused on monitoring symptoms and ascertaining the risks people may present to themselves and/or others. This well-intentioned but negative focus on deficits has contributed to stigma, discrimination and exclusion experienced by service users. Emerging understandings of risk also suggest thatdoi:10.1080/0312407x.2015.1126752 fatcat:2u7yy3oxijgndjrvydb7quynh4