Values-based practice on the agenda at ARE study day

Published: 07 March 2018 Ezine

The Association of Radiography Educators (ARE) and The Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice in Health and Social Care are hosting a study day taking place on 18 April 2018 at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford.

“Values-based Imaging and Therapy: the next steps” will build on previous study days, where co-developed training materials for use with radiographers and student radiographers to explore values-based-practice (VBP) were developed.

It will be a useful day for all radiographers interested in VBP and by the end of the day, delegates will have a better understanding of the concept and should feel confident to deliver a training session to colleagues. 

VBP is the consideration of a patient’s values in decision-making. It is an approach that compliments evidence-based radiography to ensure a holistic service. VBP takes into account and highlights what matters to the patient.

Raising the awareness of values is essential to enable contemporary person-centred care. Sustainable implementation, however, depends on a whole-systems approach where patients are put at the centre of service delivery.

The training starts with the details of two interactive activities which explore individual perceptions of “values” and a forced choice exercise which explores the different clinical outcomes of individual values. There will follow several case studies related to a range of patient pathways with examples from both therapeutic and diagnostic radiography.

The event will run from 9:30am-4pm and the registration fee is £50.

For more information and about how to register for the day, please contact Dr Ruth Strudwick, ARE Chair.