Bringing together values-based and evidence-based medicine : UK Department of Health initiatives in the ‘personalization’ of care
Fulford, K. W. M. (Bill). (2011) Bringing together values-based and evidence-based medicine : UK Department of Health initiatives in the ‘personalization’ of care. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, Vol.17 (No.2). pp. 341-343. ISSN 1356-1294Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2753.2010.01578.x
Rationale Person-centred medicine depends on combining best research evidence with the unique values (including the preferences, concerns, needs and wishes) of individual patients and their families. Aims and objectives The paper gives a brief introduction to values-based practice as a new approach to incorporating patients' values into clinical decision making alongside best research evidence as derived from evidence-based practice. Method The role of values-based practice as a partner to evidence-based practice is illustrated through a series of policy, training and service development initiatives in mental health from the UK Department of Health in London. Results These initiatives have supported person-centred developments in key areas of mental health practice including, (1) the use of involuntary treatment; and (2) a shared approach of assessment. Early moves are underway to extend values-based practice to other areas of health care beyond mental health. Conclusion Values-based practice offers a new approach to incorporating patients' unique values into clinical decision making that is complementary to evidence-based practice as a resource for person-centred medicine.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Philosophy
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 341-343|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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