Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

The Nurse-Family Partnership

1.0 Develop an empowering partnership with families by:

  • Recognizing the family’s assessment of the situation as essential;
  • Acknowledging and respecting the important role of family in health care situations;
  • Determining the desired degree of family involvement; and
  • Negotiating the roles of both nurse and family within the partnership.