Organizational /Network Partner: HUMAN VALUES IN HEALTHCARE FORUM (HVHF)

Lead: Dr Paquita de Zulueta. Chair, Trustee.  

Preferred contact: (general enquiries) or (personal enquiries)

Key Words

Compassion & compassionate systems/leadership in healthcare


Moral distress/injury and moral courage/repair

Virtue ethics

Relational care

Resident in: UK,

Working in: UK

Area(s) of Interest in VBP:

Communications/website, Communications/Education, Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar),Meeting/symposia, Policy/impact on human values, Publications/relevant peer reviewed journals, Research/moral philosophy, Research/clinical ethics, Services/person-centered,Services/teamwork,Services/leadership.

Related Area(s) of Interest:

Applied Clinical Ethics

Human Values in Health and Social Care

Area(s) of healthcare expertise:

Nursing leadership/ethics.

Mental Health

Primary Care & primary care ethics

Immigration Health

Brief Description of Work:

The HVHF’s key mission is to humanise health and social care through awareness raising, dialogue, education, research, and disseminating ideas and initiatives. We aim to collaborate, support, and engage with those who broadly share our aims and values. The Forum has regularly addressed issues in healthcare involving human values and human rights e.g. the care of asylum seekers, “illegal immigrants”, and other marginalised groups. Developing and sustaining compassionate care in all settings is a key priority. The Forum is also involved in teaching clinical ethics and in addressing the ethical and social impacts of technological and scientific advances in healthcare.

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