“A prominent theme among studies of the patient experience is the need to feel that patients are treated as unique persons, and that their humanity is expressed in their individuality or ‘personhood’.1 To be known for who you are, rather than as an illness, is central to the concept of dignified care.2 The World Health Organization endorsed the Patients’ Charter for Tuberculosis Care, which describes ‘the right to be treated with respect and dignity’ and ‘the right to quality health care in a dignified environment’.3 These rights are integral to effective health programmes for preventing and treating tuberculosis (TB).3 “
Authors: Lopez C, Bertram-Farough A, Heywood D, Dawson L, Dillon M, Chochinov HM, Plourde P.
Journal: The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease
Date published: 2021 February 1
Lopez C, Bertram-Farough A, Heywood D, Dawson L, Dillon M, Chochinov HM, Plourde P. (2017, Feb 1). Knowing about you: eliciting dimensions of personhood within tuberculosis care. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. Feb 1;21(2):149-153