Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Background Information

  • The purpose of this guideline is to promote the evidence-based practices associated with person-and-family –centred care, and to help nurses and other health-care providers acquire the knowledge and skill necessary to become more adept at practicing person- and family-centred care.
  • The recommendations will help nurses and other health-care providers gain the knowledge required to partner and develop empowering relationships with persons accessing care and their families, in order to optimize health and wellness over their life continuum.
  • This evidence-based approach, combined with a perspective that recognizes the place of the person at the centre of heath care, will improve individuals’ experience of and satisfaction with the care and services provided within the health system.
Person and Family Centred Care
Background Information