Talking about Whole Person Care

Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health 

Keep Calm and Thrive On - an Interview with Dr. Tom A. Hutchinson, November 2015

One of the key tenets of active health is prevention. Dr. Tom A. Hutchinson, Professor in the Department of Medicine and Director of McGill Programs in Whole Person Care, says healing is relevant at all times, not only when illness is present. Listen to this interview in which he discusses everyday mindfulness/stress management and how it can radically impact wellbeing.

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