Risk is apart of everyday life for example cooking, getting the bus, walking to the shop etc. All these carry some element of risk. Risk is associated with our health, safety and security. Some adults such as those who are disabled or who are older are normally discouraged from taking risks with their planning, employment and their daily living skills usually because people worry for their limitations or that they might hurt themselves or others. Everyone has the right to take some kind of risks and make their own decisions about things that have an impact on their own lives, there should be a balance between service users participation in everyday activities and the carers duty of care. It is impossible to eliminate risk completely, however you can minimize risk and be prepared for it. Some services have had a problem taking approaches to risk because they have been concerned about potentially harmful situation for the service user and others. Everyone needs to take risk to achieve things, this will boost their confidence and could possibly encourage them to take positive risks in the future. People should support them but will discourage them from taking risks because of perceived perceptions of the persons limitations.
Sometimes we have to take risks to get what we want. By supporting an individual to take a risk of their choice you are working in a person centered way. this is about asking the person, reading their files and speaking to others about the individual's back ground, and what their preferences, wishes and needs are. The more you know about your patient the better care and support you can provide for them because you will be focusing on who the person is and what their skills and qualities are. By offering them support and encouraging them more explaining what the success could be from it will make the individual feel more confident in carrying the activity out, by seeing the