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holistic care

A UK term of art for the health and social care of the whole person with many complex needs, regardless of age, race, culture, ethnicity, illness or disability.

ho·lis·tic care

(hō-lis'tik kār)
Care that incorporates the whole of a person, that is, physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual dimensions.
Synonym(s): holistic medicine.
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I have always believed in providing holistic care to my patients, ministering to the mind and spirit as well as the body.
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Our country, therefore, needs to produce graduates more attentive to holistic care.
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