Person-Centered Psychiatry and Psychology
Considering that the current revival of Person Centered Medicine started in Psychiatry, more precisely in the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), Psychiatry is at the same time one of the medical specialties to which the PCM perspective applies, and also represents as mental health a major cross-sectional concern for the whole of Person Centered Medicine, with considerable theoretical and practical consequences in all the fields of medicine. Particularly relevant for PCM is the work on person-centered diagnosis developed initially for psychiatric care, with broad relevance to general medicine. Also fundamental is psychotherapy, where person-centeredness is an overarching principle, regardless of psychotherapy school. What is crucial here is the key place that relationships have between patient and health professional, as well as the roles of communication and empathy to integrate subjectivity into relevant clinical dimensions.
Botbol, M., Telles, D., Ammon, M., Salloum, I.M. (2023). Person-Centered Psychiatry and Psychology. In: Mezzich, J.E., Appleyard, W.J., Glare, P., Snaedal, J., Wilson, C.R. (eds) Person Centered Medicine. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-17650-0_26
Person Centered Medicine