Values-Based Health & Social Care
Beyond Evidence-Based Practice
- Jill McCarthy - University of Chester, UK
- Pat Rose - University of Chester, UK
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 judgment, intuition, and client choice at its center.
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.
Case studies 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.
Aligns to module learning outcomes
This text provides a solid foundation of values based work in Health and Social Care. This book will be extremely useful for developing further arguments in relation to this aspect of the professional issues module
This book address the topic well and with some depth but is still accessible for students
This book is useful for lecturers and students who want to engage in the debate about the role of the person in evidence based practice.
A great book exploring the values in health and social care and has been recommended to our health and social care students
Supports Professional Development for undergrad learning.
Book recommended for the BSc Health and Community programme starting in Feb 15
This is a good book for HNC Health and Social care students to gain an understanding of how and why it is important to implement value-based health practice.
This book covers a broad range of issues in health and social care - there is plenty of discussion about the nature of evidence based practice and the application of research. This would be suitable for higher level courses(HNC+) looking for a deeper understanding of health and care practice
Recommended for use in module on Applying evidence to practice.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: The Emergence of Evidence-Based Practice