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Medical Professionalism: a GP’s Perspective

“A really good liver” I remember when I was a medical student the excitement of going round the wards with a keen doctor who would take us to feel a “really good spleen” or listen to an “interesting cardiac murmur”. Like my fellow students in our new, pristine white coats, I was very excited. However, something in me rebelled and a little voice said, “This isn’t quite right”. It was not that we did not greet the patient, ask permission to examine and do all that medical etiquette and politeness required. I felt uneasy and could not articulate why.

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Evolution of the hospital and commitments to be assumed

Evolution of medicine and of the hospital. Through the centuries, the European hospital has gone through a real metamorphosis.
Starting from the “Hospitalis Domus”, the house where guests were received during the first centuries of our era, the hospital was primarily the place where Christian charity was exercised through all ages.

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The Therapy for Chronic Pain: Painmedicine

I am specialised in anaesthesia and I have other specialisations in pain therapy, acupuncture and palliative medicine. I work with 5 colleagues in a specialised medical surgery. (In Germany the national health system has two branches: hospitals and medical clinics/surgeries). Our clinic for pain therapy and palliative medicine, is the biggest medical surgery for the therapy of chronic pain in Germany.

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What is Professionalism to me? How do I practice it?

Right from the beginning of my professional career, it was very clear for me that the patient had to occupy centre stage. As I practised medicine, I understood that this preference had to be translated into practical choices, which were sometimes small but nonetheless fundamental.

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From interrelationship to reciprocity: its implications in the medical sphere

We have reflected on the importance of communication and the art of interrelating in Medicine. My task now is to talk about the significance and value of reciprocity.
It is our conviction that knowing how to communicate and to enter into a relationship with another – whether this person is a colleague, a health worker, a patient or his/her relatives – requires a step farther: to arrive at a reciprocal relationship.

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A new cultural model for the treatment of HIV/AIDS. A project in Africa, based on UNAIDS recommendations

The cultural model - HIV/AIDS is an important public health problem in Sub-Saharan Africa, where 63 % of adults and children who are infected by HIV or suffering from AIDS in the world are living. In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 2.5 million people are infected by HIV or are suffering from AIDS. The seroprevalence of HIV infection is 4.3 %.

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Health Dialogue Culture

Health Dialogue Culture wants to contribute towards the elaboration of a medical anthropology inspired by the principles of the spirituality of unity which animates the Focolare Movement and by related experiences made in different countries.

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La relazione di cura nella pratica medica

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Auguri di Buone Feste

International seminar for Health workers

NOV. 23-25 2018 - MAN (Côte d'Ivoire) Multi-ethnical societies and medical practices. Anthropological and ethnografhic perspectives of Westen and African medicine.

Fighting the loneliness epidemic

The former U.S. surgeon general and others encourage ways to address the risks of social isolation. Moments of tragedy are often times when neighbors also come together to show their solidarity and support, but after a few weeks or months, that sense of caring for one another can fade into the background.

Summer School Barcellona 2018

Se sei un giovane professionista o uno studente di materie biomediche, avrai senz'altro iniziato a confrontarti. 

È aperta l'iscrizione!

Barcellona 2018 "The art of care today: healthcare professional in dialogue "

Hello! If you are a young healthcare professional or a medical or biomedical student, you may probably be asking yourself these same questions as we do while we work in the health field: How can I prevent scientific and technical development from prevailing over the human meaning of health care professionalism?·How can I face extreme situations such as severe disabilities, end of life or loss of consciousness?· How can I confront the dilemma between patient’s choices and the ethical duty of each healthcare professional?·How can I give my best without running the risk of burnout?·How can I manage conflicts of interest, always hidden behind our work?

Building Communities:

Promoting Health. La pediatra indiana Kezevino Aram, direttrice dell’International Center for Child and Public Health, sarà la protagonista dell’incontro che si terrà venerdì 8 giugno

Summer School Barcellona 2018

"L'arte della cura oggi: professionisti sanitari in dialogo". Se sei uno studente di materie biomediche o un giovane professionista, avrai senz'altro iniziato a confrontarti con le tante domande che oggi, più che in passato, tutti noi che operiamo nel mondo della salute ci poniamo.

È aperta l'iscrizione!

Congresso CARUARU 2018

Brasil 23-25 Agosto 2018. Diálogo Interdisciplinar na Construção da Saúde Integral. Atualmente é consenso comum que a bioquímica e a genética não são suficientes para uma compreensão perspicaz da saúde e da doença,

Congresso Sportmeet 2018

ROMA 20 - 22.04.2018 - Quando lo sport abbatte le barriere – Sport breaks limits. Al centro del convegno che si svolgerà a Roma dal 20 al 22 aprile, il ruolo dello sport davanti al limite e alle barriere di ogni genere: fisiche, psicologiche, relazionali, culturali, sociali, ambientali.