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.
Health professionals are the backbone of health care delivery and their educational preparation determines to large degree the quality of health services and achieving person-and people-centred care. Globally, health systems in general have tended to be fragmented and lacking in holistic and person-centered approach. This has led to health systems that are disease-focussed and individual-oriented which is the antithesis of person-centered medicine.Click here to read more
One of the fundamental features of our approach to person centered medicine is its world-wide matrix. This applies to the historical roots of person centered medicine, to its contemporary antecedents, to the scope of the multiple organizations that are collaborating to develop it, to the reasons behind the selection of Geneva as the site of its foundational conferences, to the nature of the non-profit organization that has been established to formalize it, to the aims of its official journal and the geographical sources of the articles it publishes, and to the horizons informing the planning of its congresses and evolving projects. These diverse and complementary international perspectives and domains, and the papers published in this particularly international issue of the Journal, will be highlighted next.Download the Vol 3, No. 3 Editorial Introduction Download the Vol 3, No. 3 Table of Contents
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