[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 1, August 2012].
Professor Andrew Miles (Director of the International Conference and Publication Series on Person Centred Healthcare) has proposed the development of a “person-centred model” of healthcare for patients with dementia. The dementia conference mentioned above (aka Developing a Person-Centered Model of Healthcare for Dementia) is the first conference of the International Conference and Publications Series on Person Centred Healthcare, run by the International College for Person Centred Medicine. This international conference will be held in London between November 26th/27th 2012.
This dementia conference is the first to be designed with reference to WHO imperatives for the development of personalised clinical services worldwide and in accordance with the 2012 Geneva Declaration on Person-Centred Care for Chronic Diseases. International specialists, from all areas of dementia care, aim to establish a pathway for the construction of dementia care and services, based on the application of “person-centred” principles.
The “dementia project” at the heart of this conference will consider the design of a humanistic framework for medical, health and social care which recognises the patient as a person, and which responds as fully to his / her psychological, emotional and spiritual requirements as to his / her physical and organic needs.
It is planned that the conference debates and the consensus arrived at will be published as a Supplement in the International Journal of Person Centred Medicine.
Miles, A. [and] Mezzich, J. (2011). The patient, the illness, the doctor, the decision: negotiating a ‘new way’ through person-centered medicine. International Journal of Person Centered Medicine, 2011, Vol.1(4), pp.637-640.
Miles, A. [and] Mezzich, J. (2012). Person-centered healthcare: addressing chronic illness and promoting future health. International Journal of Person Centered Medicine, 2012, Vol.2(2), pp.149-152.
College of Person-Centered Medicine (2012). Geneva Declaration on Person-Centered Care for Chronic Diseases. International Journal of Person Centered Medicine, 2012, Vol.2(2), pp.153-154.
Note: The Geneva Declaration on Person-Centered Care for Chronic Diseases, which emerged from the Fifth Geneva Conference on Person-Centered Medicine, was finalised by the Board of the International College of Person-Centered Medicine on May 19th 2012.