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energy-based care, interdisciplinary care, relationship-centered care, spiritual care



  1. Thornton, Lucia MSN, RN, AHN-BC


At Three Rivers Community Hospital, Grants Pass, Ore, the theoretical Model of Whole-Person Caring has resulted in quantifiable and sustainable results in the areas of increased patient and employee satisfaction and decreased nursing turnover, and serves as the foundation for a comprehensive healing environment. The model is a useful framework for healthcare education and its utilization as the theoretical construct for The New England School of Whole-Health Education illustrates its congruency in an educational setting.