Lege Artis Medicinae

[„Disease sffair”, „health affair” or „whole-ness affair” in everyday medical practice?]

VÁLYI Péter

DECEMBER 15, 2015

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2015;25(11-12)

[In everyday medical practice the diagnostics and treatment of diseases, and the patient’s rehabilitation are in focus. There are not considered in details the personal elements, how disease affects the completeness of human life, in what extent impairs the whole-person anatomical and functional condition, alters abilities, limits activities of daily living, restricts filling the social role. Human personal characteristics are disregarded, environmental factors (that can support and restrict the everyday activities) are leaved out of consideration. Based on the contemporary ideas of human being and health, the aim of this article is facilitating the consideration of human completeness, “whole”-ness at all stages of patient care. Focusing on human wholeness can contribute to better physician-patient interrelationship. An important condition for wholeness-centred approach is the “precurabilitation” view that means the unity and simultaneity of prevention, curing and rehabilitation. ]

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