Hayley R Thomas

BSc, MBBS, FRACGP, Senior Lecturer, General Practice Clinical Unit, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld

Whole-person care in general practice: Factors affecting the provision of whole-person care

Multiple factors related to the immediate, local and broader contexts of care, together with overarching factors, influence its provision.

Health Care Homes and whole-person care: A qualitative study of general practitioners’ views

General practitioners believe that principles underlying Medical Homes may support whole-person care, but aspects of the current Health Care Homes trial could impede this whole-person approach.

Holding the complex whole: Generalist philosophy, priorities and practice that facilitate whole-person care

Understanding the sophisticated craft and practical skills of generalist care could help both GPs and health policy makers value, respect and navigate the challenges of this complex important work.

Whole-person care in general practice: The doctor–patient relationship

General practitioners viewed the doctor–patient relationship as foundational to whole-person care, facilitating knowledge of the patient, trust and management.

Whole-person care in general practice: The nature of whole-person care

The aim of this qualitative study was to determine how general practitioners understand whole-person care and its facilitators and barriers.