Evidence Based Practices vs. Value Based Services

Evidenced Based Practices and Value Based Services for Recovery are new concurrent phenomena in mental health. “Evidence-based care is an approach to classifying health care outcome research according to the quantity of empirical evidence supporting a particular intervention… Recovery is a deeply personal, unique process of changing one’s attitudes, values, feelings, goals, skills and/or roles. …a way of living a satisfying, hopeful and contributing life and involves development of a new meaning and purpose in one’s life” (Anthony, W., et al., 2003).

Are the two concepts compatible or antithetical?

Reading list:

Anthony, W., Rogers., E.S., & Farkas, M. (2003). Research on evidence based practice–future directions in an era of recovery. Community mental health journal 39(2), 101-114.

Farkas, M., Gagne, C., Anthony, W., & Chamberlin, J. (2005). Implementing recovery oriented evidence based practice: identifying the critical dimensionsCommunity mental health journal 41(2), 141-158.

Talbott, J.A. (2003). Evidence-based practices or value-based services? Psychiatric Services 54(11), 1437. Retrieved from ps.psychiatryonline.org.

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