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.

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New Wisdom in Practice Submission Stream

The International Journal of Whole Person Care, published by McGill University, is pleased to announce a new submission stream, Wisdom in Practice. This stream aims to address critical gaps in the available literature that provides meaningful support in how clinicians navigate daily challenges to providing whole person care. Some of the most challenging aspects of clinical practice relate to moral, ethical and/or inter-personal dilemmas that may not have clear evidence-based solutions. Read more

Special Issue on Vulnerability

Vulnerability is an inherent part of putting our self into our work. Making something our own, pioneering a new approach, creating meaningful connections with others – each of these vocational activities can inspire some degree of vulnerability. 

This special issue of the journal will focus on exploring and unpacking personal experiences in relation to vulnerability. The focus will be on first-person narratives that relate these experiences to professional life in healthcare. Read more

Vol. 10 No. 2 (2023): Transformations in Healthcare


This special issue of the journal focuses on personal transformation in relation to work in the field of healthcare. A collection of first-person narratives and commentaries provides different insights into how personal and professional identities can be formed and reformed over the trajectory of a career.

Editor-in-Chief: Timothy H. Wideman
Managing Editor: Angelica Todireanu
Contributing Editors: Dr. Tom Hutchinson, Dr. Mark Smilovitch
Contributing Guest Editors: Dr. Krista Lawlor, Dr. Allen Steverman



Published: 2023-06-19

An Annealing

Rana Lee Adawi Awdish


Seeing Wholeness

Sandra Derghazarian


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