Scientific Sessions

Holistic Support for Chronic Health and Disabilities

Patient-centered healthcare, known as comprehensive care, is designed to align with the specific goals of each care episode. This approach takes into account the clinical appropriateness of the treatment, as well as the patient's preferences and health requirements. It also recognizes the impact of health conditions on overall well-being. Comprehensive care encompasses a holistic approach to treatment, considering the patient's physical, mental, and cognitive health. This ensures that compassionate and comprehensive care is provided throughout the patient's journey, even at the end of life. In addition, comprehensive care goes beyond addressing only medical concerns, addressing all aspects of a patient's needs. Integrated care, a global healthcare reform trend, emphasizes the importance of coordinated and harmonized service delivery, known by various names such as integrated health, coordinated care, and seamless care.