The Collaborating Centre has been set up to support the development of values-based practice through shared learning. Based at St Catherine’s College in Oxford the Centre brings together a wide range of individuals and organisations working on different aspects of values-based practice around the world. Although originating primarily in mental health and social care a particular aim of the Collaborating Centre is to support extension of values-based approaches to other areas of health care such as surgery.
What is Values-based Practice?
Values-based Practice (VBP) is a clinical skills-based approach to working with complex and conflicting values in healthcare. It is a twin framework to evidence-based practice (EBP).
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Key Areas of Collaboration
The core activities of the Centre are based around three inter-linked areas – Education and Training, Regulation, Law and Guidance, and Integration and Teamwork – together with crosscutting themes of Theory and Practice.
The Centre is hosting the following forthcoming webinars:
Shared Clinical Decision-making in the age of Digital Healthcare: How to make it work.
Collaborating Centre Seminar
Date: Wednesday 21 April
Health and social care has seen rapid acceleration in the uptake of digital technologies over the past year, in order to better meet patient and client needs in the pandemic. But what are the implications for values-based practice and evidence-based practice – the two feet on which sound decision-making in health and social care is based? We will be looking at how shared decision making between patients, clients, carers, clinicians, teams and organisations is affected by apps, telemedicine, decision-support systems; big data and artificial intelligence and by clinician-led digital projects. What do we need to do to ensure that personal values are central to the care of individual patients and clients as our use of digital technology moves forward?