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Patient Centered Medicine

Edited by Omur Sayligil

Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Turkey

Patient-centered medicine is not an illness-centered, a physician-centered, or a hospital-centered medicine approach. In this book, it is aimed at presenting an approach to patient-centered medicine from the beginning of life to the end of life. As indicated by W. Osler, "It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has." In our day, if the physicians and healthcare professionals could consider more than the diseased organ and provide healthcare by comforting the patients by respecting their values, beliefs, needs, and preferences; informing them and their relatives at every stage; and comforting the patients physically by controlling the pain and relieving their worries and fears, patients obeying the rules of physicians would become patients with high adaptation and participation to the treatment.

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Patient Centered MedicineEdited by Omur Sayligil

Published: April 12th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/63030

ISBN: 978-953-51-2992-9

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2991-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4879-1

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

10649 Total Chapter Downloads

3 Crossref Citations

7 Web of Science Citations

9 Dimensions Citations


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1. Patient-Centred Care in Maternity Services

By Claire de Labrusse, Anne Sylvie Ramelet, Tracy Humphrey and Sara MacLennan


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2. Patient-Centered Medicine and Prevention of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

By Monika M. Wahi, Kenton V. Stone, Mariel Chance and Cynthia E. Miller


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3. Promoting Patient-Centered Care in Chronic Disease

By Ana Monteiro Grilo, Margarida Custódio dos Santos, Ana Isabel Gomes and Joana Santos Rita


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4. Updated Landscape of the Tumor Microenvironment and Targeting Strategies in an Era of Precision Medicine

By Yu Sun and Paul Chiao


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5. Patient-Centered Medicine and Self-Help Groups in Germany: Self-Help Friendliness as an Approach for Patient Involvement in Healthcare Institutions

By Alf Trojan, Christopher Kofahl and Stefan Nickel


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6. Holistic Care Philosophy for Patient‐Centered Approaches and Spirituality

By Nilufer Demirsoy


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7. The Veterans Affairs Patient Aligned Care Team (VA PACT), a New Benchmark for Patient-Centered Medical Home Models: A Review and Discussion

By Balmatee Bidassie


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8. Ethical Considerations Related to Narrative Medicine

By Halil Tekiner


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