Risk Assessment is a game that supports health professionals to accurately recognise and address an ethical scenario which requires a risk assessment and appropriate intervention. The game uses set protocols to assess a patient’s presentation and elicit the necessary information to facilitate an accurate risk assessment and intervention. The ability to identify and appropriately address a high risk situation in an empathic and professional manner is a foundational competency for health workers.
The game has a variety of new patients presenting with various risk factors for players to choose from. The patient scenarios are based on information supplied by the Australian Psychological Society, The Australian Health Professions Regulatory Agency (AHPRA) and Australian clinicians and has been developed in partnership with The University of Queensland. The game is interactive and the players’ task is to navigate the interview and choose question options which provide adequate information to appropriately identify and inform risk assessment and intervention strategies whilst adhering to professional codes of conduct and maintaining rapport with the patient. Feedback is provided to the player during the session with appropriate patient responses. The game ends when the player has navigated through the interview and is then required to attend to an interactive quiz designed to build knowledge around the specific scenario and risk assessment procedures. The player is provided with feedback at the end of the session as to what they have done well and what they have missed and which decisions were incorrect and potentially dangerous.