Charles Bardes 'Defining Patient-Centered Medicine'

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The article “Defining ‘Patient-Centered Medicine’” by Charles Bardes in The New England Journal of Medicine explains the differences between the normal care and patient-centered medicine. To understand what patient-centered medicine is, you must know one of the main differences is that “…it seeks to focus medical attention on the individual patient’s needs and concerns, rather than the doctor’s” (782) which as a patient, is a high priority. The patient-centered medicine you are given will be personalized specifically for you and will work around your way of life. In the article, another author explains patient-centered medicine in more depth by saying that it will “ 'take into account the patient, the social context in which he lives, and the
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