International Perspectives in Values-Based Mental Health Practice

Case Studies and Commentaries

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ISBN/EAN: 9783030478513
Sprache: Englisch
Umfang: XVIII, 436 S., 2 s/w Illustr., 8 farbige Illustr.,
Auflage: 1. Auflage 2021
Einband: gebundenes Buch


This open access book offers essential information on values-based practice (VBP): the clinical skills involved, teamwork and person-centered care, links between values and evidence, and the importance of partnerships in shared decision-making. Different cultures have different values; for example, partnership in decision-making looks very different, from the highly individualized perspective of European and North American cultures to the collective and family-oriented perspectives common in South East Asia. In turn, African cultures offer yet another perspective, one that falls between these two extremes (called batho pele). The book will benefit everyone concerned with the practical challenges of delivering mental health services. Accordingly, all contributions are developed on the basis of case vignettes, and cover a range of situations in which values underlie tensions or uncertainties regarding how to proceed in clinical practice. Examples include the patient's autonomy and best interest, the physician's commitment to establishing high standards of clinical governance, clinical versus community best interest, institutional versus clinical interests, patients insisting on medically unsound but legal treatments etc. Thus far, VBP publications have mainly dealt with clinical scenarios involving individual values (of clinicians and patients). Our objective with this book is to develop a model of VBP that is culturally much broader in scope. As such, it offers a vital resource for mental health stakeholders in an increasingly inter-connected world. It also offers opportunities for cross-learning in values-based practice between cultures with very different clinical care traditions.


Drozdstoy Stoyanov (Lead Editor, Bulgaria) is Full Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Plovdiv. Relevant internationally connected posts include Visiting Fellow in the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, USA (2009), Project Partner at the Collaborating Center for Values-Based Practice in Health and Social Care, University of Oxford (2015), International Distinguished Fellow of American Psychiatric Association. He has published more than 160 scholarly papers, including five monographs and three textbooks. Bill (KWM) Fulford (United Kingdom) is Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford University, UK. He developed values-based practice in mental health through a series of programs supported by the UK Department of Health and established the Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice in Oxford to extend this work to other clinical areas (such as surgery) (valuesbasedpractice.org). Giovanni Stanghellini (Italy and Chile) is Professor of Dynamic Psychology and Psychopathology at "d'Annunzio" University (Chieti, Italy) and Profesor Adjuncto "D. Portales" Univesity (Santiago, Chile). He has many international posts and connections including co-editor of an OUP book series and as Chair of the Association of European Psychiatrists' Section, and of the Scuola di Psicoterapia Fenomenologico-Dinamica (Florence). Werdie Van Staden (South Africa) is Nelson Mandela Professor of Philosophy and Psychiatry and Director of the Centre for Ethics and Philosophy of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria. He chairs the Section for Philosophy and Humanities in the WPA, and secretary-general of the Section for Classification, Diagnostic Assessment and Nomenclature of the WPA. Michael Wong (Hong Kong, China and Australia) is Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong. He is Secretary to WPA Section of Philosophy & Humanities in Psychiatry and Advisor to the Chinese Health Foundation of Australia.