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Talking about Whole Person Care

The Reporter

McGill University | Montreal, Quebec | Thursday, March 18, 2010

With Dr. Tom Hutchinson, Director, McGill Programs in Whole Person Care

Dr. Tom Hutchinson
Photo: Owen Egan

By Allison Flynn

In 1999 Dr. Balfour Mount, the father of Palliative Care in North America, and Dr. Abraham Fuks, then Dean of Medicine, instituted the McGill Programs in Whole Person Care (WPC) with a simple goal: to establish research and educational programs that integrate the existential and physical aspects of illness as a way to better understand how to respond to suffering while enhancing the quality of patients’ lives. more