This chapter examines VBP in relation to global health. Given that both topics are large in scope and complex, the discussion focuses on three aspects framed as three questions. First, where does VBP stand in relation to the still evolving global health movement? Indeed, the global health movement is multifaceted and inclusive of such aspects as conceptual analysis, programmatic proposals, national security, international relations, science, development, international trade, ethics and so forth. The focus here is on VBP’s relation to an aspect that cuts across many of these dimensions, namely, global governance for health. The discussion explores the link between VBP’s framework for the governance of the ‘clinical encounter’ and discussions of global governance for health. There are interesting parallels between the call for better and more governance at the global level in the pursuit of health, and VBP’s aim to produce better outcomes through better governance of the patient-health care provider engagement that integrates science and values.
|Title of host publication
|Debates in Values-Based Practice: Arguments for and Against
|Cambridge University Press
|Number of pages
|Published - 1 Jan 2014