Using the Chapelhow Framework to deliver patient care


  • John Steven Arnold Liverpool John Moores University



Chapelhow Enablers, Communication, Gender, Risk Management, Positive Risk


The aim of this piece of work is to look at two enablers from Chapelhow et al.(2005), Communication and the effect gender has upon the individual and the importance of being able to actively listen but also when speaking knowing the importance of the choice of language used. As this can be the difference between therapeutic relationship for the patient or an incident due to the patient becoming agitated. The risk management and why it is a grey area surrounding positive risk. In conclusion it was found that more work needs to be done on the effect gender has upon communication such as male care providers upon female patients and what the grey areas are surrounding positive risk and how this is applied with risk management.

Author Biography

John Steven Arnold, Liverpool John Moores University

John is a second year student nurse and course representative training in Mental Health. Prior to University, John had worked with a variety of service users including youth offenders, young men with learning difficulties and women detained under the Mental Health Act. Up to now, he has really enjoyed his placements within Community Rehabilitation and is an advocate of the importance of communication and risk management in providing person centred care.