Italy has finally promulgated a law dedicated to autism, inserting it among the essential levels of assistance for treatment. Federico De Rosa is autistic. At the age of eight he learned to write with the computer. His story talks about autism from the viewpoint of those suffering from it.[more]
MDC – Medicine Dialogue Communion
In 2003, following the development in recent years of a number of initiatives in the most varied environments of the health field, both in highly evolved and less developed health systems, a group of doctors and other professionals in the field of biomedical science, from various educational and cultural backgrounds, felt the need to establish an association. Thus MCD, Medicine Dialogue Communion, an interdisciplinary and intercultural association was born.
Taking inspiration from the principles of the spirituality of unity that animates the Focolare Movement, the association wishes to contribute towards the elaboration of a new medical anthropology. MDC seeks to redefine the meaning of the life and dignity of all individuals, the value of the human being, and the health–illness relationship on a personal and social dimension.
MDC wants to offer its contribution to a scientific humanism that promotes a conception of science and medicine based on an unwavering respect for every individual, valuing each person’s dignity, integrity, corporeality, spirit and culture. MDC wants medicine to be an extensive dialogue that engages all concerned, from healthcare assistants to patients; a dialogue that knows how to listen, understand, value and respect the other’s way of thinking to the point of reaching a deep communion, a mutual enrichment.
MDC favours the exchange of experiences within the medical profession on an international level. It organises conventions, seminars and publishing projects. It also promotes the most varied of cultural activities at local, national and international level, often collaborating with other organisms and entities which are inspired by the same anthropological vision.
Medicine Dialogue Communion Asociation
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The medical director of a clinic in Italy shares what touches her most when treating patients. During 18-19 October, in Padua, health professionals will gather together in a conference to share reflections and projects on patient-centred care.[more]
A Congolese doctor shares his daily efforts in placing AIDS patients at the centre of his work – his contribution towards a better society.[more]
The symposium on the comprehensive health of the person, held in Sao Paolo last August offers to the world of healthcare the perspective of communion.[more]
At the end of the international Congress promoted by MdC (Medicine – Dialogue – Communion) in collaboration with the Gemelli hospital, many useful proposals emerged.[more]