Sawako Okamoto, MSC and PhD


Individual Partner:  Sawako Okamoto, MSC and PhD, Department of Public Health, Health Management and Policy, Nara Medical University, Japan
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Brief Description of WorkMy expertise areas are health communication and patient safety. Within this, my academic focus is patient’s decision making: how patients can make a clinical decision in satisfaction and accept clinical outcomes whatever they are, and how doctors and other medical professionals are able to help patient’s decision making.  In this respect, I believe that patient’s values seem to be most important to focus.  I have been working in interdisciplinary/interprofessional environment and would like to conduct a research about the values-based practice and show some evidences in order to put the values-based practice into action in Japan.

Key Words: Resident in: Other/[Japan]; Working in: Other/[Japan]; Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Communications/ other/[research], Education, Management, Publications/CUP series [I do not know CUP series, but I am interested in publications], Services/person-centered, Services/teamwork,; Related Area(s) of Interest: Communication skills, Decision theory, Evidence-based practice, Ethics, Medical humanities/[ art, literature],; Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Primary care, Service user, Social care

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