The Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice in Health and Social Care

St Catherine's College, Oxford

About the Centre

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.

 

The Centre has been set up to facilitate collaborations between individuals and organizations concerned to develop more effective ways of working with values in health and social care.

 

The Centre focuses particularly on values-based approaches. This includes developing effective links with other resources for working with values (such as ethics and law, health economics, decision analysis and various areas of the medical humanities). It also includes building links with evidence-based practice. Integral to the work of the Centre is the idea that values-based and evidence-based approaches are equal partners in clinical care.

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). 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.

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Key Areas of Collaboration

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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Latest Announcemets

Reading Group, ‘Live & Unplugged Conversations on Birth’, online/ University of Oxford/ Complutense University of Madrid, from October 2022 to June 2023

Live & Unplugged Conversations on Birth is where philosophy translates in clinical practice and lively conversations begin.
In this exploratory laboratory, we will bridge traditional silos between reproductive care and philosophy. We have the opportunity here to also create participatory values-based practice in childbirth for all to enrich us all.

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Forthcoming VBP Seminars and Webinars

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Measuring, counting and valuing in public mental health - how can we do it well
12 October, 10:30am to 3pm
St Catherine's College Oxford

In public mental health there are things we value, things we can measure and things we can count. Unfortunately, these often do not align and nor do they always influence how we allocate resources. This seminar will explore what we do now and how we could do better.

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Whiteness and Race Equality network. Training opportunities to increase participation in peer review.
26 October 2022 - 9am - 1pm
Online

The WREN conference looks at patterns of funding to academic institutions, race breakdown of publishers, and reviewers, and the need for race equality standards to ensure peer review addresses equality in representation in, policy, legislative and practice outcomes.

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WikiVBP Reference Library

The wikiVBP Reference Library aims to provide a focused resource of literature and other materials supporting training, research and policy developments in values-based practice.

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Key Areas of Collaboration

Core activities of the Centre are based around three inter-linked areas, Education, Regulation and Integration, together with crosscutting themes of Theory and Practice

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Values-based Surgical Care

Values-based practice in surgery is an innovative approach to decision making in surgery, linking science with people.

 

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Training Materials and Resources

The CUP Book Series

Cambridge University Press has a VBP book series.

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