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2015 Geneva Declaration on Person-Centered Primary Health Care

International College of Person Centered Medicine

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Person-centered healthcare aims to provide healthcare experiences and services that attain the health-related goals of the individual being served. Person-centeredness is an attitude, philosophy and approach that truly puts the person in the center of the healthcare system. Person-centeredness starts with a relationship with a healthcare professional that becomes the person’s usual source of care. From this relationship grows trust. From trust grows the ability to engage, educate, and empower people in their healthcare. This relationship of trust is based on continuity of care over time and being present for the person’s healthcare needs. This continuous, comprehensive, and caring approach of primary care is the formula in which the person becomes empowered and engaged in their health.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5750/ijpcm.v5i2.534

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