Person-centered Care vs Patient-centered Care
Despite a heavy reliance on technology, medicine and science, at the end of the day, dentistry is a people business. And though the distinction between patient and person may seem subtle, according to Dr. Christophe Bedos, Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University, it is a crucial distinction when it comes to the quality of care delivered.
“It is not easy to be person-centered, especially when you have been trained to be disease-centered. But it is helpful for clinicians to explore the lives of their patients. To engage deeply with them and sometimes share emotions.”
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