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The Role of Patient-Centered and Recovery-Oriented Models in Medicine: An Introduction

  • Luigi Grassi
  • Thomas Wise
  • Michelle B. Riba
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Part of the Integrating Psychiatry and Primary Care book series (IPPC)

Abstract

As medicine achieves new scientific findings regarding disease causation and treatment, a human element has receded in actual clinical practice. This has limited the importance of the doctor-patient relationship which has serious implications for medical care as both patient and health-care provider exist in a biopsychosocial matrix. Various international health organizations are now working together to better integrate person-centered and recovery-oriented approaches into general medical care. Such a comprehensive approach to clinical patient care as well as medical research is more than mere psychosomatic medicine but requires attention to issues of functionality in an autonomous manner as well as participation in social groups. Dignity conservation, reaffirmation, and spiritual needs are necessary elements of the doctor-patient relationship. This requires appropriate communication abilities which include such psychosocial information in addition to careful review of biologic systems in both health and disease. The psychosomatic legacy is only part of the journey toward a true patient-centered model. This volume attempts to provide a rationale for its importance and provides clinical and educational examples about how to achieve such goals.

Keywords

Psychosomatic medicine Person-centered medicine Recovery Dignity conserving care 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luigi Grassi
    • 1
  • Thomas Wise
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  • Michelle B. Riba
    • 6
    • 7
  1. 1.Institute of Psychiatry, Department of Biomedical and Specialty Surgical SciencesUniversity of FerraraFerraraItaly
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryInova Fairfax HospitalFalls ChurchUSA
  3. 3.Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.George Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA
  5. 5.Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA
  6. 6.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  7. 7.University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center and Psych Oncology ProgramUniversity of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer CenterAnn ArborUSA

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