Omur Sayligil

Eskişehir Osmangazi UniversityTurkey

Prof. Dr. Omur Sayligil has been the Head of the Department of History of Medicine and Ethics in Faculty of Medicine at Eskisehir Osmangazi University in Eskisehir, Turkey since 1994. She completed her Bachelor\'s Degree at the Academy of Social Services in Ankara, Turkey (1978) and her Master of Science Degrees at the Department of Population Dynamics at Hacettepe University (1981) in Ankara, Turkey and the Department of Deontology at Uludag University (1987) in Bursa, Turkey. She completed her PhD in Deontology and History of Medicine at Ankara University in Ankara, Turkey (1992) on the kidney transplantation from the ethical point of view. She has been working as a Professor at the Department of History of Medicine and Ethics in Faculty of Medicine at Eskisehir Osmangazi University since 2006. She authored many articles published in nationally and internationally recognized journals and conference proceedings, and also she contributed to the literature with a number of books and book chapters. Her research interests include medical ethics, organ transplantation, right to live and die, informed consent, research ethics, and ethical committees.

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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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