The Model of Whole-Person Caring was developed in 1999 to create an interdisciplinary framework capable of uniting and synergizing the staff within a hospital to better serve their patients and themselves. Whole-Person Caring offers a new paradigm for healthcare with far reaching and lofty concepts along with practices that are easily unerstood and can be immediately implemented to create a heathier workforce and a healing environment for patients and families. The model is patient centered and user friendly and its implementation in one hospital resulted in an annual savings of 1.6 million dollars as a result of increased staff retention.
Citation: Thornton, L. (2014). Whole-Person Caring: A model for healing and wellness. Beginnings. 34(3), 18-21, 31.