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February 2013
WPA Section on Philosophy and Humanities in Psychiatry

International perspectives in values-based practice in mental health: case studies and commentaries

Call for contributions to a new book

Dear colleagues,

The WPA Section on Philosophy and Humanities in Psychiatry is pleased to let you know of its new project and requests your valuable contribution. A book is being planned in which the application of the principles of Values-Based Practice will be presented through discussions tackling challenging evaluative issues raised in clinical scenarios (actual situations lived in the clinical encounter) described in the introduction of each chapter.

The approach intended to the theme is thus very practical and similar to that seen in Essential Values-Based Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2012), edited by Bill Fulford, Heidi Carroll and Ed Peile. While Essential Values-Based Practice has dealt with clinical scenarios brought to the attention of the authors by professionals in UK, this new project is intended to be culturally broader in scope. Case material from worldwide is welcome.

If you feel like contributing with a case vignette, bear in mind that lengthy descriptions and minute details are not expected in this first moment. All contributions must be sent in ‘.doc’ file format to Janet Smith (Janet.Smith@warwick.ac.uk).

Shall you need further guidance on how to write down your case vignette, you may want to take a look at the Values-Based Practice Webpage – Warwick University (link below).  An example of case scenario extracted from Essential Values-Based Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2012) is available. There you will also find more information on the sort of discussion your case vignettes are expected to trigger. Link: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/study/research/vbp/events/12.10.18_call_for_contributions_adriano_web_page.pdf.

Adriano C. T. Rodrigues

Secretary, WPA Section on Philosophy and Humanities in Psychiatry

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