Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines


Nurses embrace as foundational to client centred care the following values and beliefs:

  • Respect
  • Human dignity
  • Clients are experts for their own lives
  • Clients as leaders
  • Clients’ goals coordinate care of the heath care team
  • Continuity and consistency of care and caregiver
  • Timeliness
  • Responsiveness and universal access to care

These values and beliefs must be incorporated into, and demonstrated throughout, every aspect of client care and services.