Individual Partner: Marcus Renato Castro Ribeiro. Founding Partner of the Íntegra Clinic for Mental Health Care; Specialist in Psychiatry at the São Paulo State Public Service Hospital, Vice-President of the Spiritist Medical Association of São Paulo.

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Brief Description of Work: I am a psychiatrist and also a postgraduate in Phenomenological Psychopathology at the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa de São Paulo. I have a growing interest in Phenomenology and Valuesbased Practice. My field of study so far has been in Religiosity/Spirituality and Mental Health: their impact on clinical decisions, pathological or non-pathological experiences, and patient experience. I believe that Phenomenology and Valuesbased Practice can be two important tools for application in clinical practice.

Key Words: Resident in: Brazil Working in: São Paulo State Public Servant Hospital and Íntegra Clinic for Mental Health Care – São Paulo – Brazil;

 Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Communications/website, Education, Management, Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar), Policy/Commissioning, Publications/CUP Series, Publications/others- Spirituality, Religiosity, Mental Health, Research/philosophy,Research/others/[Spirituality, Health Mental], Services/person-centric, Services/teamwork.

Related Area(s) of Interest:Communication skills,Decision theory, Evidence-based practice, Ethics, Medical humanities/[Espiritualidade, Religiosidade]

Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Complementary medicine/other/[Mindfulness],Mental health/General.

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