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Evidence based medicine, patient centered medicine and the place of PEA

Patient-centered medicine, although not a new phenomenon, has
recently attracted renewed attention. It has basically a humanistic,
biopsychosocial perspective, combining ethical values on ‘the ideal
physician’, with psychotherapeutic theories on facilitating patients’
disclosure of real worries, and negotiation theories on decision
making. It puts a strong focus on patient participation in clinical
decision making by taking into account the patients’ perspective, and
tuning medical care to the patients’ needs and preferences.
Quotes from prof. Bensing, Bridging the gap.