Stephen Buetow, “How does person-centred medicine differ from patient-centred medicine?” (16/06/15)

Join us on Tuesday 16th June 2015 for Professor Buetow‘s seminar:

How does person-centred medicine differ from patient-centred medicine?

Medicine faces a crisis of depersonalization, scientism and unsustainable costs, which cannot be solved by subprime national initiatives to produce, from evidence, medicine centred on patients. Raising concerns about a patient-centred medical ethics of principle-governed action for patient welfare and population health, this seminar will suggest a need instead for person-centred medicine. Despite having received the imprimatur of international organizations including the World Health Organization, person-centred medicine (sometimes referred to as people-centred medicine) has yet to define itself clearly. I will suggest eight defining values of person-centred medicine, which distinguish this practice model conceptually from values of patient-centred medicine. I will suggest that the values of person-centred medicine link to virtues that dispose patients and physicians, as moral equals, to balance their welfare, by doing the right things for the right reasons, and flourish.

When: 16th June 2015 at 6pm

Where: VWB 6.01, Virginia Woolf Building, 22 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6LE


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