Individual Partner: Sarah Tucker, Consultant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Preferred contact: Sarah.Tucker@ouh.nhs.uk
Brief Description of Work: I have a particular interest in hand trauma where the patient’s values clearly need to be central to the decision making process. I am keen to facilitate an improved and deeper application of the principles of Values Based Medicine. I am also on the board for the British Foundation for International Reconstructive Surgical Training. Working across cultures adds complexity to the process of getting to understand the values held by a patient, but in this context it becomes even more important to ensure that the treatment offered serves to fulfill the patient’s values and needs.
Key Words: Resident in: UK; Working in: UK, Nepal; Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Education, Management, Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar), Meeting, Services/person-centered, Services/teamwork, Services; Related Area(s) of Interest: Communication skills, Decision theory, Evidence-based practice, Ethics, Health economics, Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Global health, Surgery, Well-being,