Bringing together values-based and evidence-based medicine : UK Department of Health initiatives in the ‘personalization’ of care
Fulford, K. W. M.. (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, Volume 17 (Number 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
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.
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.
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.
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)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Philosophy
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Medical care -- Great Britain, Involuntary treatment -- Great Britain, Mental illness -- Diagnosis -- Great Britain, Medical policy -- Great Britain, Evidence-based medicine, Medical protocols -- Great Britain, Clinical medicine -- Decision making, Physician and patient|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Official Date:||April 2011|
|Page Range:||pp. 341-343|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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