The Upside of Risk: Tipping the Balance toward Quality of Life

Category: Overview Webinar
Feb 23, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

All choices in life, whether actions or inactions, entail some degree of risk. In long-term care environments, risk aversion has become so prevalent that it has actually raised the level of harm in many cases. So how do we balance the upside with the downside?

In this session, Al Power, MD, will draw upon a familiar story--that of the coronavirus pandemic--to show how risk can cut two ways, and explore the complexity that underlies both the concept of risk and the factors that need to be considered in negotiating it. Drawing from the earlier talks in the series as well as stories from his experience, Dr. Power will help us to appreciate what is meant by "the dignity of risk," and suggest a way to move toward an approach that considers both safety and quality of life.

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