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The International College of Person-centered Medicine is a non-for-profit educational, research, and advocacy organization emerging from the Geneva Conferences on Person-centered Medicine since 2008 to date aimed at promoting the articulation of science and humanism in medicine and health care and refocusing these on the whole person.

Person-centered medicine is dedicated to the promotion of health as a state of physical, mental, socio-cultural and spiritual wellbeing as well as to the reduction of disease, and founded on mutual respect for the dignity and responsibility of each individual person.


ICPCM Newsletter July 2015

Driven by people's longevity and cost-containment measures, healthcare practice and policy have changed radically during the past decade; the concepts of person-centered health care (i.e. a more holistic form of personalized health care dictated by patients' overall profile including their preferences and not by their genetic information only) have penetrated many areas in health care, at least in Western Europe.

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From the International Journal of Person Centered Medicine

Vol 5, No. 1 Editorial Introduction

Person Centered Medicine is fundamentally aimed at promoting the health and well-being of the totality of the person [1]. Here the person is the key concept as the center and goal of health care [2]. An important implication is that the focus of contemporary medicine should be shifted from disease to patient to person [3]. In the clinical arena, Iona Heath has spoken critically of “promotion of disease and distortion of medicine” [4] and concerning public health, WHO’s definition of health as “a state of complete physical, emotional and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease” is compelling [5].

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Declarations from recent
Geneva Conferences

2015 Geneva Declaration on Person-Centered Primary Health Care

From the 8th Geneva Conference on Person-centered Medicine

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2014 Geneva Declaration on Person- and People-centered Integrated Health Care for All

From the 7th Geneva Conference on Person-centered Medicine

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2013 Geneva Declaration on Person-centered Health Research

From the 6th Geneva Conference on Person-centered Medicine

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2012 Geneva Declaration on Person-centered Care for Chronic Diseases

From the 5th Geneva Conference on Person-centered Medicine

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