Sawako Okamoto, MSC and PhD

Project Partner: Sawako Okamoto, MSC and PhD
Sawako Okamoto, MSC and PhD
Department of Public Health Health Management and Policy Nara Medical University Japan

My 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.

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Areas of interest in VBP

Communications/ other/[research], Education, Management, Publications/CUP series, Services/person-centered, Services/teamwork

Related areas of interest

Communication skills, Decision theory, Evidence-based practice, Ethics, Medical humanities/art, literature

Areas of healthcare expertise:

Primary care, Service user, Social care

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The NPO "Kakehashi" aims to build a relationship of trust between medical professionals, patients and their families