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Developing a research framework to inform an evidence base for person-centered medicine: keeping the person at the centre

Corinne Reid


Person-centered medicine exists at the intersect of science and humanism and has the dual goals of relational and evidence-based practice. In the operationalization of humanistic medicine the development of a sympathetic and facilitative research framework is, then, a priority. The person-centric research framework is proffered as one such model and will be described in this paper with a view to eliciting discussion about the essential qualities of a person-centered approach to evidence generation. This framework has been emergent from the clinical practice of the author and builds upon other pioneering work in this field. It is operationalized as a practitioner-informed philosophy of the conceptualisation, practice and interpretation of research.


person-centered evidence-based practice, person-centered medicine, person-centered research, person-centered scientist-practitioner

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