At the heart of the process of values-based practice are learnable skills (awareness, knowledge, reasoning and communication). The development of teaching and learning materials (such as ‘Whose Values?’) and related curriculum and other resources has thus been a priority area from the earliest days of values-based practice.

Values-based Surgical Care

The Centre continues this work through a number of collaborations including its joint program with The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences in Values-based Surgical Care. This program has included

  • Workshops in seven surgical specialties, involving patients and patient groups as well as all members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Conference presentations, including the Association of Surgeons in Training Conference 2014, and the 2015 health Education Thames Valley (HETV) Annual Educators Conference
  • Incorporation into the curriculum for the HETV’s course “Nuts and Bolts of NHS Management”

Teaching is being extended to the undergraduate curriculum for the Oxford Medical School from 2016. The program is also contributing to the AOMRC’s (Academy of Medical Royal College’s) Choosing Wisely program.

Other Collaborations

The following examples illustrate the geographical range and diversity of expertise of Collaborating Partners working on resources for education and training in values-based practice

  • Association of Radiography Educators, UK – whole system approach to values-based training (see xx)
  • Andrew Blythe, Australia, Writer and Expert by Experience – co-author with Wendy Hawksworth of Permission to Care – also author of values-based communication skills section of Essential CPE: depression and anxiety (for Pharmaceutical Society of Australia)
  • Centre for the Advancement of Inter-professional Education (CAIPE), UK – organizers of the conference on Values-based Inter-professional Training and Practice
  • Jennifer Chevinsky, USA, Medical Student, and Lead author of Values-Based Practice Instructor’s Manual (‘Who Needs Values’) and associated Logbook
  • Clinical Phenomenology Lab, Dept. of Psychological, Humanistic and Territorial Sciences, Italy – values-based practice in psychopathology training
  • Kim Dodd née Woodbridge, UK, Freelance Development Facilitator, and Doctorate of Professional Practice student, University of Northampton – lead author of the VBP training manual ‘Whose values?’
  • Wendy Hawksworth, Australia,Nurse Educator Mental Health, Brisbane – co-author with Andrew Blythe of Permission to Care
  • Arthur Maciel, Brazil, Psychiatrist – translator of the ‘Whose Values?’ Workbook into Portuguese.
  • Dr Andrew Nicholas Papanikitas, UK, Academic Clinical Lecturer in General Practice, University of Oxford – practical ethics and medical humanities
  • Waldo Roeg, UK, Peer Support Specialist/Peer Trainer, and Dr Anna Ludvigsen, UK, Core Trainee in Psychiatry – members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Scoping Group on Person-Centered Training in Psychiatry
  • John Z. Sadler, USA, Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Medical Ethics, UT Southwestern Medical Centre, Dallas – values-based psychiatric ethics
  • Eisuke Sakakibara, Japan, The University of Tokyo Department of Neuropsychiatry – pathology and normalization
  • Anne Slowther, UK, Associate Professor in Clinical Ethics, Warwick Medical School – developing VLE (Values Law and Ethics) curriculum theme for medical undergraduate program
  • Professor David Seedhouse, Australia and UK, Professor of Values Based Practice, Worcester University – creator of the Values Exchange community
  • Adrian Stokes, UK, Director, CPD Centre, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford – values-based education
  • Jill E Thistlethwaite, Australia, University of Technology, Sydney – author of xx
  • Stephen Tyreman, UK,British Society of Osteopaths and educational lead for General Osteopathic Council Review of Standards and Regulation – values-based educational materials for osteopathic training
  • Werdie van Staden, South Africa, Nelson Mandela Professor of Philosophy and Psychiatry, Pretoria Medical School – values-based training materials for medical students from diverse backgrounds
  • Reuben WOO, Yan-wah, Hong Kong – values-based Decision-making Protocol for social work

NOTE: The above list is not exhaustive – for a full list of partners involved in education and training please search (link top right) on ‘Education’

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