Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Facilitating Client Centred Learning

  • There has been a shift from the traditional expert model of care to a client-partnership model
  • Clients are becoming more activated and responsible for decisions about their health
  • Facilitating client centred learning is an interactive, holistic, and social process
  • The guiding principles of primary health care, specifically the principle of public participation, clarify the importance of working in partnership with clients (WHO, 2008).
  • Nurses must be skilled at assessing learning needs in collaboration with the client
  • This leads to planning, implementing and evaluating learning strategies that are tailored to meet the diverse learning needs of their clients. Several reports from both Canada and the United States. 
Facilitating Client Centred Learning
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