Special Issue "Clinical and Dynamic Psychology in Medical Settings: The Patient-Centered Care"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 3249
Interests: psychosomatic; clinical psychology; patient-centred medicine; shared decsion making; psychocardiology; psychoncology
Interests: personality disorders; psychotherapy research; therapeutic alliance; eating disorders; gender incongruence; sexuality
The patient-centered model of care aims to overcome the boundaries between medicine and psychology in clinical settings, focusing on the importance of taking into account not only the disease but also the patients’ characteristics (in terms of needs, preferences, values, personalities, psychopathologies, and so on). In this framework, personalised medicine addresses the urgent need to tailor medical treatments to the patients’ psychological features. It is interesting to think that psychological factors will be progressively recognised as part of the clinical and diagnostic decision process.
Starting from these premises, we call for papers addressing the role of the patients’ psychological and psychodynamic factors in influencing the onset, adjustment, and clinical response to their treatments, with particular attention on the doctor–patient relationship and therapy adherence. Papers on the efficacy/effectiveness of psychotherapy in medical settings are welcomed as well.
Prof. Federica Galli
Prof. Dr. Vittorio Lingiardi
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- patient-centered care
- medical settings