Improving current treatment practice for people suffering with mental health disorders requires a collaborative effort between clinicians, researchers, and patients themselves.
The Precision Psychiatry Oxford Lab (PPoL) is committed to ensuring that patients are more involved in decisions about their own healthcare. This can range from patient participation in research studies, through to people voicing opinions and providing feedback on projects to the PPoL team.
For example, within our PETRUSHKA project, we are looking to incorporate patient values and preferences regarding an online tool for the treatment of depression. In practice, this will involve carrying out interviews and focus groups in order to understand whether the tool is suited to patient’s values and preferences.
We are also invested in examining and addressing the ethical parameters of precision psychiatry. For example, we recognise how important it is that treatment options are accessible, beneficial, and trusted by patients. We also understand the importance of ensuring that patient data is used appropriately and effectively. As part of ongoing projects, we will therefore be considering ethical issues, patient perspectives and trust in precision psychiatry.
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For more details on any of our studies, or for more information on how you can get involved, please email us. We also welcome general queries.
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