Mind, Body, Spirit: Defining and Treating the Whole Person

Individuals are multi-faceted, complex beings that exist within an ecosystem of family, friends, jobs, homes, neighborhoods, geographical areas and psychological and cultural environments, all of which can influence health and disease. For decades, the American healthcare system has elevated measurable, physical aspects of a person. Today, there is a new thrust toward treating the person (not the problem), and toward looking at treatment from the perspective of the whole-person: mind, body and spirit.

Whole-person care incorporates physical health, public health, mental health, addictions treatment and social services, and all of the tools that can be used in these settings to ensure a recovery trajectory.

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Mind, Body, Spirit: Defining and Treating the Whole Person

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