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Professional health education and person centered medicine

Juan E Mezzich, Marijana Braš, Veljko Dorđević, James Appleyard

Abstract


Health professional education and training is a major concern and activity in the field of medicine. Thus, not surprisingly, a person- and people-centered approach to health professional education has been a continuous topic in programmatic international efforts aimed at placing the whole person at the center of medicine and health. This has been certainly the case in the endeavors of the International College of Person Centered Medicine (ICPCM) through events such as its Geneva Conferences and International Congresses and its publications, particularly the International Journal of Person Centered Medicine. Further reflecting the ICPCM’s educational priorities have been institutional collaboration with the educational units of the World Health Organization, the consistent engagement of the World Federation for Medical Education and the International Association of Medical Colleges, and the increasing collaboration with distinguished academic institutions around the world.

 The First International Congress of the International College of Person Centered Medicine in Zagreb had as main theme Whole Person Health Education and Training. This event and its proceedings are highlighted in this editorial, which then briefly introduces the papers included in the present issue of the Journal.


Keywords


Person Centered Medicine, Zagreb International Congress, whole person, education, training, ethics, human rights, humanism, conceptual contributions, data-based research, World Medical Association, World Health Organization

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5750/ijpcm.v4i1.467

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