Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

The 5 R’s

The development panel was guided by the “5 R’s” to promote health in expected and unexpected life events:

Respect: A high regard for the uniqueness of families.
Recognition: The continuous acknowledgement of the value of the role of families and of nurses.
Resources: Awareness of the need to gain access to sources of support to relieve difficulty and/or recover strengths.
Responsibility: The accountability on the part of families and nurses.
Results: The need to monitor outcomes and evaluate nursing practices.