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Durham University

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

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Wolfson Guest Lecture - 'Values-Based Practice:How does it translate?' By Professor Ed Peile

4th March 2015, 12:30 to 14:15, D013, Ebsworth Building, Queen's Campus Stockton


Values-Based Practice describes the processes for making clinical decisions that are both evidence-based and values-based. Experience is accumulating of teaching clinicians and medical students in the UK with the objective of helping them achieve balanced decisions with patients within a shared framework of values. Values-based practice has been found to be particularly useful when the values at play in a clinical situation are complex or conflicting.

Does values-based practice translate from one clinical discipline to another? Does it translate from one culture to another?

Professor Ed Peile, one of the authors of ‘Essential Values-based Practice’, will describe experience of rolling out Values-Based practice from its origins in Mental Health practice across medicine and allied health disciplines and of work in Africa, Japan, USA and the Balkans.


Professor Peile, who is a Fellow of three Royal Medical Colleges in the UK, was awarded the 2009 President’s Medal of the Academy of Medical Educators for his lifetime achievement in medical education. He has now retired from clinical practice but remains active in academic life, researching and publishing on Values-Based Practice. He was until 2014 the editor of the Journal of Education for Primary Care, and held visiting professorships at Queen’s University Belfast, and the International Medical University in Malaysia. He now undertakes education consultancy and curriculum reviews in the UK and internationally. A member of the Committee for the Karolinska Institutet Prize for research in medical education, Prof Peile also works with the Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice in Health and Social Care at St Catherine’s College, Oxford.


12.30:Tea/Coffee and light lunch on arrival

13.00: Lecture by Professor Ed Peile

13.45: Questions and Answers

14.15: Close


Room D13, Durham University, Queen’s Campus, Stockton on Tees

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