The Basic Model

 
What is Values-based Practice?

Values-based practice (VBP) is an approach to working with complex and conflicting values in healthcare that is:

  • Complementary to other approaches to working with values (such as ethics) in focusing on individual values
  • A partner to evidence-based practice in supporting clinical judgment in individual cases

In focusing on individuals in this way VBP links science with the unique values of the particular people involved (as clinicians, patients, carers and others) in a given clinical decision.


How does Values-based Practice Work?

VBP builds on a premise of mutual respect to support balanced decision making within frameworks of shared values. At the heart of VBP is a ten-part process covering clinical skills, professional relationships, links with evidence-based practice and partnership in decision-making.

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