Client-centered Care Approach in Nursing Introduction The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) (2006) describes client-centered care as an approach whereby the client is understood as a whole person, their autonomy and self-determination are completely respected, and empowerment is given major emphasis. Certain values and beliefs are foundational for nurses such as clients being experts for their own lives, being leaders, and having their goals coordinate the care provided by the health care team (RNAO). The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) (2009) emphasizes those same beliefs and values so that the client becomes a partner in care and nurses can ensure that all nursing actions and interventions meet the client’s therapeutic...The end:
.....your eyes and appreciate the world. You also need to spend your time wisely or otherwise you will lose out. Nurse: Tell me more about that. Mr. P: The most important thing for me has been and still is spending time with my family and loved ones. Nurse: Are you able to keep in touch with your family. Mr. P: Of course! I have a wonderful son and great daughter. My wife died 20 years ago; my daughter and my son have been very supportive to me. My daughter will come to visit with me later today. I have also two grandsons. They are also very supportive. Nurse: Thank you, Mr. P for taking the time to talk to me. I must say that I learned a lot from your words and especially from your very positive attitude. I will see you again in a little while.