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.
The clinical consultation between a person and a physician is at the heart of medical practice. It is a dialogue between two individuals. A conversation between a person seeking help as a patient with a physician who has additional medical knowledge and skills. The patient/ physician relationship is founded on service - the service provided by the physician to their patient within a professional code of ethics which is enshrined within the World Medical Association’s International Code of Medical Ethics 1949 et seq. It is the relationship built on trust within which two-way communication is key.Click here to read more
Person centered medicine may be defined by its placing the whole person at the center of health and health care. And because of this, ethics seems to be at the core of person centered medicine. The bases for this assertion are briefly delineated in this statement along with a capsular review of the articles in this issue of the International Journal of Person Centered Medicine. These articles encompass, among others, a set of papers on ethical standards for person centered health research as well as on incorporating ethics in medical education curricula and on tracing certain person centered medicine traditions to philosophical and human rights breakthroughs.Download the Vol 3, No. 4 Editorial Introduction
8th Geneva Conference
on Person Centered Medicine
Person Centered Primary Health Care
From the 7th Geneva Conference on Person-centered MedicineDownload the PDF: English
From the 6th Geneva Conference on Person-centered MedicineDownload the PDF: English
From the 5th Geneva Conference on Person-centered MedicineDownload the PDF: English