Hazard avoidance an alternative to risk assessment?

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Intravenous literature: Maylor, M.E. (2011) Hazard avoidance: more sensible than risk assessment? British Journal of Nursing. 20(15), Supplement, 11, p.36.

Abstract:

The time might have come to get rid of ‘risk assessment’. Although it is deeply embedded in the nursing psyche, there is too much misunderstanding of the nature of risk, which leads to a fruitless ritualistic application of irrelevant scales.

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