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Acts of the International Meeting

Libro: Comunicazione e relazionalità in medicina

Communication and Relationships in Medicine.

New Perspectives for Medical "Etiquette"

Rome, February 16-17, 2008


Preface (by Roberto Bernabei)
Address by the Holy Father
Address by the Italian Ministry of Health
Communication and Relationships in Medicine (by Chiara Lubich)

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Medicine as an art

Everyday medical practice, as takes place in the context of inter-personal relationships, has always kept an extra-scientific dimension. The physician’s way of doing is concurrently influenced on one side by this humanistic component and on the other side by the clinical reasoning, grounded on objective, statistically analysed observations and on their biochemical and pathophysiological interpretation. However, it is common opinion that in the last decades the former of these two aspects of medicine is quite vanishing, pushed away by the scientific and technical progress and by socio-economic constraints.

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International Congress 2001



The dignity of the human person in the plan of God
Anna Fratta

Reflections on medical and Trinitarian anthropology
Flavia Caretta

The world of health today and the spirituality of unity
Flavia Caretta

The contents of the world of health and its expressions
Teresa Filippi

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Health today: an achievable balance

libro2 This volume, published by New Humanity in the Italian and English versions, contains the “Acts” of an international convention held on March 30 to April 1, 1991 at Castelgandolfo (Rome), consisting of dialogue and sharing of experiences and skills among participants from all over the world underlining a healthcare model based on reciprocity and brotherhood.

For Health Care Based on Communion – the Charism of Unity and Medicine

Libro : Per una sanità di ComunioneA collection of reflections presented during the meetings of doctors and healthcare workers promoted by the Focolare Movement; occasions for exchange of ideas and experiences of medical practice in the light of the Movement’s spirituality of unity.

The Introduction presents the spirituality and history of the Focolare Movement.


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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

Personalizzare l’assistenza richiede di considerare unico ogni paziente nella sua globalità

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.