Health care today is largely transactional. We aim to change this to make care more personal. Whole person care is, at its core, a goal-aligned, relationship-based approach to caregiving. By encouraging clinicians to know their patients as whole
persons, health care professionals can go beyond treating patients’ physical condition to also devote attention to patients’ emotional, social and spiritual well-being.
This approach benefits people of every age and stage of life. It is particularly valuable when people are living with serious medical conditions. Whole person care makes it natural for caregivers to understand what is most important to each patient. The
result is highly personalized care.
Providence’s Institute for Human Caring (IHC) is driving the transformational change to integrate whole person care into health care, empowering patients and their families to make the most comfortable and dignified health decisions that fit with their lives.
The Institute is streamlining provider workflows and processes so clinicians can readily implement caring for whole person approaches with their patients and striving to create a healthier environment for our growing geriatric population through assistance
with advance care planning and palliative care programs.
Your support of whole person care will help transform the traditional health care methods and pave the way for patients to receive personalized care that honors their values, preferences and priorities.