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Ethics in Person Centered Medicine: Conceptual Place and Ongoing Developments

Juan E Mezzich, James Appleyard, Michel Botbol, Tesfa Ghebrehiwet, Joanna Groves, Ihsan Salloum, Sandra van Dulmen

Abstract


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.


Keywords


Person Centered Medicine, Geneva Conferences, ethics, human rights, humanism, World Medical Association, World Health Organization, International Alliance of Patients' Organizations.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5750/ijpcm.v3i4.453

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