Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Eight Dimensions of Patient-Centred Care

The eight dimensions of patient-centred care, also known as the Eight Picker Principles of Patient-Centered Care, were identified through research by the Picker Institute and Harvard Medical School. The research involved gathering information from diverse focus groups – including patients, physicians and other hospital staff, and family members – regarding their health-care experiences, and reviewing relevant literature to determine what matters most to patients. 

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Person and Family Centred Care
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