The Model of Whole-Person Caring: creating and sustaining a healing environment

Holist Nurs Pract. 2005 May-Jun;19(3):106-15. doi: 10.1097/00004650-200505000-00006.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Health Facility Environment / standards
  • Holistic Health*
  • Holistic Nursing / education
  • Holistic Nursing / standards*
  • Humans
  • Models, Nursing*
  • Nurse-Patient Relations
  • Nursing Evaluation Research
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / education
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital / standards*
  • Oregon
  • Organizational Culture
  • Patient Education as Topic / standards*
  • Patient-Centered Care* / standards
  • Program Evaluation
  • Self Care / methods