Talk about Values in the British National Health Service


  • Huw Thomas Cardiff University
  • Stephen Pattison University of Birmingham



value judgements, identity formation, Values-talk

Author Biographies

Huw Thomas, Cardiff University

Huw Thomas received his PhD for work on ‘race’ and urban planning and is a Reader in Cardiff University. His current research interests are: urban planning practice, the planning profession, research ethics, and the university as a site for vocational education. He has published on these matters over recent years in journals such as Planning Theory and Planning Theory and Practice. He is writing a book with the working title of Reading Plans. School of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University Glamorgan Building King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff CF14 INW, UK

Stephen Pattison, University of Birmingham

Stephen Pattison, HG Wood Professor of Theology and Professor of Religion, Ethics, and Practice at University of Birmingham received his D.Litt. for work on pastoral and practical theology. His current research interests include values in professional practice, sensuality and visuality in religion and ethics, and medical humanities. He has published in Journal of Medical Ethics, Medical Humanities and Practical Theology and has also written monographs on Shame and Seeing Things. He is currently writing a book on enfacement and shame. School of Philosophy and Theology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK



How to Cite

Thomas, H., & Pattison, S. (2011). Talk about Values in the British National Health Service. Communication and Medicine, 7(2), 197–202.



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