Making health care more person-centred in low and middle income countries: a consideration of possible strategies with an emphasis on south-east Asia

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Jitendra Kumar Trivedi
Anubhav Rathi
Abdul Qadir Jilani


With the introduction of scientific methods into medicine, the personal aspects of treatment have become endangered. The challenge for modern medicine is how to regain personalised care, but on a scientific basis. South-east Asia is home to approximately one-fourth of the world’s population. Although no large scale systematic research has yet been carried out, there is evidence that even patients in these low and middle income countries would prefer healthcare delivery to be person-centred. Despite numerous challenges in the application of the principles of person-centred care in this region, the future of person-centred care in these settings appears exciting. Some suggestions for implementation of person-centred healthcare are advanced.

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Third Geneva Conference on Person-centered Medicine: Regional Perspectives on Person-centered Care
Author Biography

Jitendra Kumar Trivedi, Department of Psychiatry, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University U.P. India

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University U.P. India. Chairman of the Department December 2008 - March 2009. Editor of Indian Journal of Psychiatry (IJP); Chairman of the Department December 2008 - March 2009.Member of The Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK since 2005; Fellow Member of American Psychiatric Association since 2007; nominated Honorary Member of World Psychiatric Association in 2008; Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, 2009; Elected Fellow of The Royal College of Psychiatrists (F.R.C.Psych, U.K.) January 2011


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