Essential Values-Based Practice: Clinical Stories Linking Science with People

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2012-04-09
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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This book will help clinicians acquire and develop the processes and skills of values-based practice. The aim of most patient-clinician consultations is to improve health outcomes. Often they succeed, and patients are satisfied and empowered. However, some consultations are unsatisfactory and result in failure to improve health outcomes and dissatisfaction on the part of patients, carers or clinicians. When consultations fail to achieve the desired results, the cause is not usually a failure of evidence-based practice. Today's clinicians are trained in evidence-based medicine, educated, updated and appraised. The most likely reason why things go wrong is a failure of values-based practice – not ascertaining the relevant values perspectives and acting on them in a coherent and purposeful manner. If you rehearse and practise the elements of values-based practice detailed in this book, you will find your consultations more personally rewarding and your patients are likely to derive more benefit.

Table of Contents

Foreword - from a patient perspective
Foreword - from a clinician perspective
A bold claim to start this book; Prologue: linking science with people
Values, Individuals and an Overview of Values-based Practice: Introduction to Part I
'It's my back, Doctor!' (Episode 1): values in clinical decision making
'It's my back, Doctor!' (Episode 2): applying the tools already in the clinical toolbox for working with values to individuals
An outline of values-based practice: its point, premise and ten-part process
The Clinical Skills for Values-based Practice: Introduction to Part II
Recovery in schizophrenia: a values wake-up call
Teenage acne: widening our values horizons
A smoking enigma: getting (and not getting) the knowledge
Diabetic control and controllers: nothing without communication
Relationships in Values-based Practice: Introduction to Part III
'Best' in breast cancer: clinician values and person-centred care
Risks in safeguarding children: team values as well as skills
Science and Values-based Practice: Introduction to Part IV
The reluctant hypertensive: think evidence, think values too!
Unexplainable abdominal pain: think values, think evidence too!
Elective fertility: think high-tech, think evidence and values!
Bringing It All Together: Introduction to Part V
A good (enough) death: dissensus in end of life care
'It's my back, Doctor!' (Episode 3); Postscript: the small change of care
A bold claim to end this book
VBP glossary
VBP index
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