The personal medicine field is gaining momentum with each passing day, finding the specific genetic mark of the patient and providing the medical staff with tools for more effective medical treatment.
But the body and soul are intertwined. Personal medicine should also deal with adapting mental, ideological and cultural aspects to the patient. It requires each of us, every single day, to see the person behind the illness – all his wishes, values and needs.
Life’s Door has decided to take patient-centered care to the next level, and has initiated the “It Is My Nature to See You”. The purpose of the program is to implement within the medical system a therapeutic culture which promotes the patient’s wellbeing by focusing on patients who are hospitalized, the families who accompany them and the healthcare staff.
The program was first launched in the Internal Department of the Hadassah Mt. Scopus Medical Center and is expected to begin at “Assaf Harofeh” Medical Center in November 2018. The program includes an annual course, specialized seminars as well as the incorporation of a Quality of Life Advocate (SCP-C) who is an integral part of the department. The QLA joins the doctor’s rounds and serves as a model for the implementation of the necessary cultural-behavioral.
We see the person behind the illness, respect his wishes, and change the approach to life.