Whole Person Care

A New Paradigm for the 21st Century

Editors: Hutchinson, Tom A. (Ed.)

  • Targeted review of theoretical and clinical foundations of whole person care
  • Offers practitioners a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, skills and tools necessary for the practice of whole person care
  • Relevant to all areas of medical practice and to practitioners at all stages of development
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A ground-breaking new volume and the first of its kind to concisely outline and explicate the emerging field of whole person care process, Whole Person Care: A New Paradigm for the 21st Century organizes the disparate strains of literature on the topic. It does so by clarifying the concept of 'whole person' and also by outlining the challenges and opportunities that death anxiety poses to the practice of whole person care. Whole person care seeks to study, understand and promote the role of health care in relieving suffering and promoting healing in acute and chronic illness as a complement to the disease focus of biomedicine. The focus is on the whole person -- physical, emotional, social, and spiritual. Using concise, easy-to-read language, the early chapters offer practitioners a thorough understanding of the concepts, skills and tools necessary for the practice of whole person care from a clinician-patient interaction standpoint, while the last two chapters review the myriad implications of whole person care for medical practice. An invaluable resource for all areas of medical practice and for practitioners at all stages of development, from medical students to physicians and allied health providers with many years of experience, Whole Person Care: A New Paradigm for the 21st Century will have a profound impact on western medical practice in North America and elsewhere.

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“The book is written by and for physicians (and medical students) and explores the existential challenges of the illness experience, the healing process and the nature of the clinical interaction. … This is a thought-provoking book. … this volume has provided many opportunities for reflection. I also found the extensive and up-to-date references very useful. I would recommend this book to those wanting to develop their own practice or to teach others.” (Ofra Fried, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, February, 2012)

“‘It is the internal resources of the individual persons who become patients that constitute the major untapped resource that the whole person care and medicine needs to harness effectively in the twenty-first century.’ … The audience is everyone who is in the practice of medicine … consumer of medical practice. … the book is a very easy read … . extremely worthwhile book to sensitize students to how medicine became what it is today, making it essential to every library associated with a teaching program.” (Vincent F. Carr, Doody's Book Reviews, August, 2011)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Whole Person Care

    Hutchinson, Tom A.

    Pages 1-8

  • Suffering, Whole Person Care, and the Goals of Medicine

    Cassell, Eric J.

    Pages 9-22

  • The Healing Journey

    Hutchinson, Tom A. (et al.)

    Pages 23-30

  • The Challenge of Medical Dichotomies and the Congruent Physician–Patient Relationship in Medicine

    Hutchinson, Tom A. (et al.)

    Pages 31-43

  • Separation–Attachment Theory in Illness and the Role of the Healthcare Practitioner

    Fricchione, Gregory

    Pages 45-58

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Whole Person Care
Book Subtitle
A New Paradigm for the 21st Century
Editors
  • Tom A. Hutchinson
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-9440-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-9440-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-9439-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8657-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 234
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