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Eastern European considerations on the person with the disease at the center of teaching

Elena Gayvoronskaya


Trends in contemporary medicine within Eastern Europe the whole person should at the centre of care. Educational processes focused on the entire person should start from the beginning of undergraduate medical education and continue over the whole professional life. Systems of knowledge about the whole person with the disease during basic medical education may be mastered with the help of integrative teaching modules using a variety of pedagogical formats. Most relevant here may be a concept of psychosomatic and somatopsychic relations, which shows students the necessity of a personal approach in medicine. The scheme suggested may allow students to learn quickly that the disease is only a part of a larger process which cannot be interrupted until adequate work with the patient’s personality is carried out. Being a synthesis of theoretical views and practical implementation, the model of clinical and organizational aspects of psychosomatics shows the place of the person with the disease in the clinical care process. In this regard, the work with the whole person is posited as the greatest professional objective.


Clinical and organizational aspects of psychosomatics, contemporary medicine trends in Eastern Europe, integrative psychosomatic therapy, person-centered clinical care, person-centered medical teaching, personality, psychosomatic development

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