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Values-Based Health & Social Care
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Values-Based Health & Social Care
Beyond Evidence-Based Practice

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June 2010 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Is evidence-based practice really best practice?

This is a hotly debated question in health and social care circles and the starting point for this book. Engaging firmly in the debate, Values-Based Health & Social Care calls into question the dominance of evidence-based practice and sets out an alternative vision of care which places holism, professional judgement, intuition and client choice at its centre.

Bringing together writers from a range of health and social care backgrounds, the book describes the rise of evidence-based practice and explores major criticisms of the approach. It argues that evidence should be seen as part of a broader vision of practice which places equal value on:

- a holistic vision of the needs of patients and clients.

- professional knowledge and intuition, and

- seeing patients and clients as partners in their care.

Examples are used throughout the book to help readers link the concepts to practice. The book concludes with suggestions on how to develop a values-based approach in practice and through professional education.

Values-Based Health & Social Care sets out key debates surrounding the nature of practice which will be of interest to students and practitioners alike.

Jill McCarthy and Pat Rose
Introduction
Mike Thomas, Mike Burt and Joy Parkes
The Emergence of Evidence-based Practice
Pat Rose and Jan Gidman
Evidence-based Practice within Values-based Care
Pat Rose and Sue Phillips
Caring: Values and Evidence
Tom Mason, Pete Hinman, Ruth Sadik, Doreen Collyer, Neil Hosker and Adam Keen
Values of Reductionism and Values of Holism
Jill McCarthy, Pauline Alexander, Moyra Baldwin and Jan Woodhouse
Valuing Professional Judgement
Annette McIntosh, Julie Dulson and Julie Bailey-McHale, Vignettes by Joanne Greenwood
The Value and Values of Service Users
Jill McCarthy and Sue Grumley
A Values-based Era in Professional Caring

Was part of our bid for an education on national level. However another institute won the bid. I thought "not adopted" was the most appropriate status, though it does not reveal that we did select the book.

Mr Sven-Erik Olsson
Society & Health, Kristianstad University
October 9, 2013

quite dense and not very inspiring

Mrs Margaret Gough
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Coventry University
July 22, 2013

Helps students think about evidence based practice in a different way

Dr Jackie Taylor
School of Health Care Professions, Salford University
April 30, 2013

A very good primer

Mr Mark Hardy
Dept of Social Policy and Social Work, York University
March 27, 2013

An important explanation of the ethical and humanistic underpinning of nursing practice, which is very relevant in view of the Francis Report (2013) and concerns about quality in nursing and health and social care. However, this is a very positive contribution to the field, which helps professionals to remember why they came into their profession.

Mrs Hazel Chapman
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Chester University
February 13, 2013

This is an excellent book which highlights the important areas that distinguish post qualifying expertise and pre qualifying reflection.

Ms Mary Scott
Dept Health & So, Glasgow Caledonian University
December 13, 2012

I liked the format of this text and the prompts to explore elements at my own pace further. Excellent format and easy to use.

Miss Carmel Parker
Laboratory medine, central manchester university hospitals
July 20, 2012

this is an accessible book that challenges the assumptions of a managment based approach to practice

Jean Hatton
community and international education, Huddersfield University
June 26, 2012

Evidence based practice has been accepted as the legitimate intervention in most health care practice settings. This book discusses the political context of evidence based practice and covers value based care which could offer some challenges to evidence based practice. Students and teachers will benefit from exploring some alternative views about care that this book offers.

Ms Emma Etuk
Sch of Community & Health Sciences, City University
June 8, 2012

A text which adds further dimension to the health and social care professions. Great for students and professionals to draw upon to inform their practice

Mrs Liz Cade
Health , Glyndwr University
June 7, 2012

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