Vol 2, No 1 (2012)

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Table of Contents

Editorial Introduction

The Fourth Geneva Conference on Person-centered Medicine: articulating Person-centered Medicine and People-centered Public Health PDF
Juan Mezzich, Andrew Miles, Jan Snaedal, Chris van Weel, Michel Botbol, Ihsan Salloum, Wim Van Lerberghe 1-5
The construction of person-centered medicine and the launching of an International College PDF
Juan Mezzich 6-10

Person-centered care and chronic disease

Understanding dementia and the person behind the diagnostic label PDF
Dawn Brooker 11-17

Clinical and Electronic Communication

Understanding and support as a component of person-centered medicine – an evidence-based view PDF
Janet Wallcraft 18-21
Education and counselling as components of care in person-centered medicine PDF
James Appleyard 22-23
Mental health promotion: concept and practice PDF
George Christodoulou, Nikos G. Christodoulou 24-28
Components of person-centered medicine in medical treatment and care PDF
Jon Snaedal 29-32

Person-centered care: general aspects

Eastern European considerations on the person with the disease at the center of teaching PDF
Elena Gayvoronskaya 33-37
Person Centered Medical Education: North American Approaches PDF
Ted Epperly 38-42

The Person with Disease at the Center of Teaching

Advancing health promotion in low-resource countries PDF
Yongyuth Pongsupap 43-47
Promoting wellbeing in persons with disabilities PDF
Luis Salvador-Carulla, Mencia Ruiz, Javier E. Saavedra 48-53

Conducting Research on Clinical Communication

How to conduct international research on clinical communication PDF
Arnstein Finset 54-57
Towards a guideline for person-centered research in clinical communication; lessons learned from three countries PDF
Sandra van Dulmen, Gerry Humphris, Hilde Eide 58-63

Making progress in people-centered care: country experiences

Making Progress in People-centred Care: Country Experiences and Lessons Learnt PDF
Hernan Montenegro, Caroline Ramagem, Rania Kawar, Don Matheson, Rafael Bengoa, Ricardo Fábrega Lacoa, Robinah Kaitiritimba, Gérard Schmets, Denis Porignon, Carissa Etienne, Wim Van Lerberghe 64-72
New Zealand’s Journey towards People-Centred Care PDF
Pat Neuwelt, Don Matheson 73-79

Contributions to the advancement of person-centered care

Opportunities and challenges for a person-centered approach to viral hepatitis PDF
Giagkos Lavranos, Stella Fetta, Elsa Malekou, Marianna Antoniadou, Sophia Michaelidou, Simos Kyriakides, Neofytos Papaneofytou 80-84
When healers need healing: a narrative reflection on a personal experience of injury, treatment and rehabilitation PDF
Mohammed Abou-Saleh 85-89
Relation of People-centered public health and person-centered healthcare management: a case study to reduce burn-out PDF
Drozdstoy Stoyanov Stoyanov, C Robert Cloninger 90-95
Moving towards patient-centredness in fertility care: how is it achieved? PDF
Johanna WM Aarts, Marjan J Faber, Willianne LDM Nelen, Jan AM Kremer 96-103
Personality in Russian psychology and psychiatry PDF
Valery Krasnov 104-108
Person-centered mental health care in Rwanda PDF
Yvonne Kayiteshonga 109-113
Conceptual and treatment approaches for a revitalised health service and renewed Person-Centered Perinatal Psychiatry PDF
John Cox 114-119
Family medicine, health equity, healing relationship, patient satisfaction, person-centered medicine, population dynamics, primary care PDF
Nabil Kurashi 120-121

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

World Medical Association (WMA) perspectives on Person Centered Medicine PDF
Jon Snaedal 122-123
Perspectives of the International Council of Nursing on person-centred care PDF
Tesfamicael Ghebrehiwet 124-125
The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) and Person-centered Healthcare PDF
Terry Bamford 126-128
The pharmacist’s perspective to advance person- and people-centered care
Olivier Bugnon, Saviana Di Giovanni, Michel Buchmann 129-134
World Federation for Mental Health perspectives on advancing person- and people-centered care PDF
Roger Montenegro 135-138
EUFAMI perspective towards person-centered care PDF
Sigrid Steffen 139-142


Fresh News from the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) PDF
Michel Vallotton, Gunilla Sjölin-Forsberg 143
Perspectives from Collaborating Major Medical and Health Organizations: International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA) PDF
Federica Balzarini 144

ISSN: 2043 7749