Introduction to the Conceptual Bases of Psychiatry for the Person
AbstractPsychiatry for the Person represents an initiative to place the whole person of the patient at the center of mental health care. Its aims are highlighted by the promotion of a psychiatry of the person (of the totality of the person’s health, including its ill and positive aspects), for the person (assisting the fulfillment of each person’s life project), by the person (with clinicians extending themselves as full human beings, scientifically grounded, and with high ethical aspirations), and with the person (in respectful and empowering collaboration with the person presenting for care). The person is conceived of in a contextualized manner, in line with the words of Ortega y Gasset, I am I and my circumstance.
Special Section: Conceptual Bases of Psychiatry for the Person