The International Journal of Whole Person Care published by McGill Programs in Whole Person Care aims to serve as a scholarly forum for how we approach health care, with an emphasis on the existential/spiritual aspects of health research and practice. The journal is interested in scholarly work that addresses the intersection between personhood, health and suffering as well as approaches that facilitate congruence between patients, practitioners and their environments.

Call for Abstracts - The 5th International Congress on Whole Person Care


McGill Whole Person Care invites individuals and teams from around the globe to submit for consideration abstracts for the in-person 5th International Congress on Whole Person Care with the theme, Teaching Whole Person Care: Elephants in the Room. Submission deadline extended to APRIL 14, 2023.

We welcome submissions for short oral presentations in English of 15 min. and posters. All abstracts must be submitted electronically via our online system. We encourage established professionals and students alike to engage and participate by presenting at the conference, so please feel welcome to share this opportunity to your networks.

Call for Submissions - Special Issue on Transformations in Health Care 


We want to hear about your transformative experiences. Perhaps you have experienced a personal transformation first-hand in pursuing your career as a health professional or health researcher. Or, maybe you have been moved by some form of art or literature that has deepened your understanding of these experiences. Or, perhaps you’ve observed colleagues, patients or loved ones that have navigated these types of personal and professional change. Whether first-hand or observed, we want to hear about your experiences and insights in relation to transformative change. 

Submission details
Brief paper (up to 3000-words) addressing the theme of transformative experiences in health care. Submissions can be made through the Commentary stream at: 

Please email the Managing Editor ( regarding any questions.

Submission deadline: May 1st, 2023
All submissions must be in English. Articles should not be under review, or submitted for review, with any other journal when submitted to IJWPC.     

Vol. 10 No. 1 (2023): Healing Spaces

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