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Human Rights and Person Centered Medicine: The Need of the Hour

James Appleyard, Ketan Desai

Abstract


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognised that the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. Its Article 25 included the Right to Health and medical care. Nearly seventy  years later, inspite of the undoubted improvements in global health, it is clear that relying on governments and the recourse to civil and  legal  rights is insufficent  for the continuing  improvement in global health and social care. A complementary paradigm shift to a more person and people centered approach is needed to secure universal access to health care  and better use of current resources The main components of person centered medicine form the corner stone for successful medical treatment and care for all.


Keywords


Human Rights, Person Centered Medicine, Patient centered care, Family centered care, Individualized care, Personalised care.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5750/ijpcm.v7i3.645

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