Advances on Person-centered Psychiatry and Medicine

Juan E. Mezzich, Secretary General of the International College of Person Centered Medicine (ICPCM), Tenured Professor of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, Hipolito Unanue, Chair of Person Centered Medicine at San Marcos University School of Medicine, and Editor of the International Journal of Person Centered Medicine (USA) made a report “Advances on Person-centered Psychiatry and Medicine”

within the framework of the V All-Russian online conference with international participation “Mental Health: Current Trends and Prospects”.

As part of his presentation, Juan Mezzic presented the results of research on personality-centered care and defined this approach. He emphasized that, as key concepts, in addition to the ethical imperative, personality-centered care includes: a holistic framework to understand health and illness, cultural awareness and responsiveness, a communicational and relationship focus at all levels, individualization of care, establishment of common ground among clinicians, patient and family to arrive at and formulate a joint diagnosis and shared care decisions, people-centered organization of integrated care, and person-centered health education and research. Professor Mezzic is a member of the International Organizing Committee of the III Congress “Mental Health of the 21st Century” and the Head of the section on personality-oriented psychiatry and medicine, which will take place on October 10. Representatives of universities, inpatient and outpatient mental health institutions are invited to participate in this section.

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