Child-centered medical care

Authors

  • James Appleyard British Medical Association

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5750/ijpcm.v1i3.101

Abstract

Each child is a unique individual who has needs, which include those that are physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual in the form of ‘love’. The greatest worldwide challenge today remains the health of our children. This determines the social educational and economic growth of all nations. The most cost effective investment nations can make is to focus on all three elements of health maintenance and disease prevention namely primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.

Author Biography

James Appleyard, British Medical Association

Past President World Medical AssociationVice President of the British Medical AssociationHon Secretary to the Board of Trustees of the International Association of Medical Colleges 2007-President of the WMA Sept 2003-2004with special areas of interest in Human Rights, Child Health, and Health DatabasesProfessional Work Consultant Children’s Physician at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital from 1971-1998 Professor of Pediatrics, 1985-1995. Dean of Clinical Studies (UK) 1995-1997  St George’s University, Grenada W.I.Dean of Clinical Sciences, Kigezi International School of Medicine, Uganda 2000-2004 British Medical AssociationA Chief Officer for nine years as Chairman of Representative Body 1992-1995.and then as Treasurer 1996-2002 Ethics Chair of the WMA Ethics Committee 1995-1999 Member of the BMAs Ethics Committee 1992-2003Member of the East Kent Research Ethics Committee 2006- Treasurer and (Vice President)  of the British .Paediatric Association. 1983-1988PublicationsOn neonatal topics including coagulation disorders of the New Born,Children with disabilities, medical education, manpower and medical ethics in peer reviewed journals

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Published

2011-09-30

Issue

Section

Third Geneva Conference on Person-centered Medicine: Person-centered Clinical Care Procedures