Organizational Partner: Medical University Plovdiv (Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology), University Center for Philosophy and Mental Health

Lead: Professor Dr Drozdstoy Stoyanov, Senior Advisor Strategic Partnerships of the Vice Rector; Co-Director of the Center
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Key Words: Resident in: Bulgaria; Working in:Bulgaria; Area(s) of Interest in VBP, Communications, Education, Publications/CUP series, Research/philosophy, Services/teamwork; Related Area(s) of Interest: Person-Values-Centered Practice; Communication skills, Decision theory, Logics of practice; Psychology; Epistemology of Health Sciences Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Mental health/General, Mental health/Geriatric psychiatry/, Well-being; Burn Out in Health Care
Brief Description of Work: Our latest publications are on the translational disciplinary validity of the evaluation methods and categories in mental health and the introduction of a model for comprehensive assessment of the vulnerability to burn out syndrome in health care personnel. We are more specifically interested in cultural values and controversies as well as in logic of practice and phenomenological psychopathology. An emphasis in our current research is on the application of the “squeaky wheel” principle to situations emerging from cultural pluralism.

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Values-based Surgical Care

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