Working effectively with psychosocial issues in arthritis patients

12 May, 2018, Rheumatology Nurses Educational Day, Hotel Delta, Quebec City. 2-hour workshop given by Dr. Patricia Dobkin.


La pleine conscience pour les femmes atteintes d'un cancer du sein

5 May, 2018, Forum annuel de la Fondation du cancer du sein du Québec, Montreal. Presentation given by Dr. Patricia Dobkin.


Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists - Weaving mindfulness into clinical practice

Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17, 2018 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, Executive Royal Hotel - North Calgary

Workshops given by Dr. Patricia Dobkin.


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. An Introduction

Canadian Space Agency, Montreal, December 15, 2017. Presentation given by Dr. Patricia Dobkin.


Les vertus de la « pleine conscience »

par Mathieu Perreault, La Presse

Une vague de fond chamboule le monde de la psychothérapie depuis quelques années. La « pleine conscience » (mindfulness, en anglais), basée sur la méditation bouddhiste, est de plus en plus populaire. Les articles sur ses bienfaits pullulent sur l’internet. Regard sur un phénomène qui a rejoint Montréal.

Whole Person Care. Transforming Healthcare

by Dr. Tom A. Hutchinson

This book argues persuasively and passionately that patient care is best when the patient’s healing journey is as good as it can possibly be. That means the patient as a Whole Person – the self in all its physiological, emotional, social and even spiritual dimensions – should receive truly comprehensive patient-centered care.

In Whole Person Care: Transforming Healthcare, the author, an expert in whole person care theory and practice, outlines the background of whole person care, explains and illustrates the key ideas, puts the growing movement of whole person care in the context of other recent developments in healthcare, and explores the implications of whole person care for individual practitioners, healthcare teams, and the organization of healthcare at the institutional and systems level. In addition, the author provides a compelling, coherent narrative, rich with clinical examples and vignettes, that clarifies for physicians, medical students and healthcare administrators the meaning of whole person care and its implications for the future of medical practice. An invaluable resource for all clinicians and personnel concerned with managing patients with acute and chronic illness, Whole Person Care: Transforming Healthcare is a major addition to the literature and a must-read for health practitioners and health administrators at every level.


The Second International Congress on Whole Person Care

Following our very first successful Congress in 2013 we will host a second congress in Montreal, from 12 to 15 October, 2017.

The creation of a healing relationship with patients is the central task of healthcare practice. We will use a spectrum of techniques to give participants an understanding and experience of this complex art. This unique conference hosted by McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and Programs in Whole Person Care will change and re-invigorate your understanding and practice of healthcare whether you are a physician, a nurse, or an allied health professional, and whether you work in primary care or in a quaternary healthcare center.  

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