EUFAMI perspective towards person-centered care

Authors

  • Sigrid Steffen European Federation of Associations of Families of People with Mental Illness, Salzburg, Austria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5750/ijpcm.v2i1.191

Keywords:

EUFAMI, family voice, mental health, patient empowerment, patient voice, person-centered care index, person-centered medicine, person-centered psychiatry, recovery, support provision

Abstract

The European Federation of Associations of Families of People with Mental Illness (EUFAMI) is a not-for-profit organisation based in Leuven, Belgium. It was established in 1992 as a follow-up to a meeting of family members which took place in De Haan in Belgium. The membership of EUFAMI consists of 48 family organisations from across 28 European countries and represents more than 7,000,000 families in Europe. EUFAMI’s founding principle is a commitment to improve the care and welfare for all persons who are affected by mental illness – including families and carers.

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Published

2012-03-31

Issue

Section

Stakeholders’ roles and contributions beyond annual meetings: next steps to advance person- and people-centered care