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Person-centered medicine in Croatia: Analyzing past successes and creating future goals

Marijana Bras, Veljko Đorđević, Nadja Komnenić

Abstract


The promotion of person-centered medicine and people-centered healthcare has been occurring in Croatia for decades. Professor Andrija Štampar, considered by many as the father of public health, pioneered various public health projects in Croatia and abroad. Croatia is a country with a long history of patient associations, as well as one with an array of public health projects recognized worldwide. Recently, a group of enthusiasts gathered here to undertake the creation of a variety of projects related to the development of person-centered medicine. The International College on Person Centered Medicine (ICPCM) emerged from the ongoing annual Geneva Conferences and from the aspiration to promote medicine of the person, for the person, by the person, and with the person. The main theme of the First International Congress of the ICPCM in Zagreb in November 2013 was the Whole Person in Health Education and Training. The Zagreb statement on the appraisal and prospects for person-centered medicine in Croatia was formulated and adopted, wherein it was concluded that Croatia could contribute significantly to the development of person-centered medicine and people-centered healthcare, within Croatia and abroad.


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person-centered medicine, Andrija Štampar, health for all, medical interview, communication skills, statement

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5750/ijpcm.v4i1.434

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