Health Professionals: What Do They Need to Cogenerate Holistic Personalised Care?

  • Trisha Dunning
  • Mark Kennedy


  • The ability to ‘Listen Like a Dog’ (Lazarus 2016) is essential to holistic personalised care.

  • Health professionals must reflect in and on their values, attitudes and beliefs as well as their practice to enhance their skills and insight.

  • Self-knowledge, creativity and open mindedness are as important as academic and technical skills and knowledge—possibly more important.

  • Inclusive collaboration is essential.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Trisha Dunning
    • 1
  • Mark Kennedy
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research, Barwon Health PartnershipDeakin UniversityGeelongAustralia
  2. 2.Department of General PracticeUniversity of MelbourneGeelongAustralia

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