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Interdisciplinary Collaboration and the Construction of Person Centered Medicine

Juan E Mezzich, James Appleyard, Tesfamicael Ghebrehiwet


One of the core concepts of Person Centered Medicine is the cultivation and promotion of relationships at all levels. In fact, this concept is one the eight key ideas emerging from an ongoing study on the systematic conceptualization and measurement of person- and people-centered care. Interest in the importance of relationships in medicine and healthcare has been long and widely observed and has even led to attempts to rethink and organize medical care by focusing on this concept under terms such as relationship-based and relational medicine.


Interdisciplinary, Inter-institutional, Person Centered Medicine, Relationship-based Medicine, Dialogue-based Medicine, Communication, Relationships, Physicians, World Medical Association, Nurses, International Council of Nurses

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