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.