Person Centered Care


  • Dr Samina Naeem CMH Lahore Medical College and Institute of Dentistry, Lahore.



Person Centered Care


The term "patient centered medicine” was coined in 1969 by the psychoanalyst Enid Balint'. This approach understands the patient as a unique human being and considers the patient as a whole instead of having a narrow focus on the condition or symptoms only. It is in contrast to “illness-oriented care” which is aimed at finding a localizable fault, diagnosing it as an illness and then treating it. Over the years, the terminology has symbolically shifted to “person centered care”. The word “person” is used to emphasize a holistic approach in which the person's personal preferences, wellbeing and social and cultural background are also given due importance.




How to Cite

Dr Samina Naeem. (2021). Person Centered Care. MedERA - Journal of CMH LMC and IOD, 2.