A trend in the behavioral health and human services industry over the last several years has been a push to provide whole-person care (WPC) to individuals and clients. Without treating the whole person, treatment tends to become fragmented. This goal of WPC has become attainable largely due to the use of electronic health records (EHR) and collecting and sharing data about clients.
Providing WPC means ensuring that every aspect of a person's health is examined and treated, as opposed to just individual symptoms and conditions. Treating the whole person helps people stay healthier and require less care. Here are six areas an organization should focus on to achieve the goal of providing WPC.