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Making health care more person-centred in low and middle income countries: a consideration of possible strategies with an emphasis on south-east Asia

Jitendra Kumar Trivedi, Anubhav Rathi, Abdul Qadir Jilani

Abstract


With the introduction of scientific methods into medicine, the personal aspects of treatment have become endangered. The challenge for modern medicine is how to regain personalised care, but on a scientific basis. South-east Asia is home to approximately one-fourth of the world’s population. Although no large scale systematic research has yet been carried out, there is evidence that even patients in these low and middle income countries would prefer healthcare delivery to be person-centred. Despite numerous challenges in the application of the principles of person-centred care in this region, the future of person-centred care in these settings appears exciting. Some suggestions for implementation of person-centred healthcare are advanced.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5750/ijpcm.v1i3.102

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