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International Mental Health Perspectives on Person Centered Integrated Care

Roy Abraham Kallivayalil, Kabir Garg, Adarsh Tripathi



Modern medicine, with all its scientific and technological advancements overshadowing the humanistic components, has time and again found to be falling short of the expectations of clients and service providers alike. Person Centered Integrated Care has been rapidly gaining momentum as the reply to the current shortcomings of health care delivery and has consistently been ranked as desirable. The need of the hour is to take coordinated and consolidated steps in this direction. This requires research, changes in the education and training system of the physicians and integration of service delivery. The present article discusses these avenues and outlines international efforts in this direction, with a special focus on mental health care.



Person centered integrated care, humanistic perspective, mental health, medical education, comorbidity, international experience, coordinated steps

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