Palliative care physician, McGill University Health Centre, and Director, McGill Programs in Whole Person Care
Tom Hutchinson, MD, FRCPC, trained as a nephrologist and clinical epidemiologist and. in 2002, joined Dr. Balfour Mount in developing the McGill Programs in Whole Person Care. The Programs seek to study, understand and promote the role of health care in relieving suffering and promoting healing in acute and chronic illness as a complement to the disease focus of biomedicine. Since 2005, the Programs have taught healing in medicine to all medical students throughout all four years of the new Physicianship Curriculum at McGill. Dr. Hutchinson edited the first academic book on Whole Person Care that was published by Springer in 2011, Whole Person Care: A New Paradigm for the 21st Century. In 2012, he was named to the Faculty Honour List for Teaching Excellence at McGill in recognition of outstanding contributions to education in the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hutchinson chaired the First International Congress on Whole Person Care, sponsored by McGill’s Faculty of medicine, in October 2013.