Putting people at the centre of our health care system
By: Dr. Paul Holyoke, Director, Saint Elizabeth Research Centre (Markham, Ontario) -------
Canadians want more customization and a bigger say in their health care. As the philosophy and practice of person and family centred care gains ground the world over, including here in Canada, there is growing evidence that it can contribute to better quality of care; higher patient, family and provider satisfaction; better health outcomes and increased family involvement.
As our population ages, it is critical that we support health care providers in meeting the unique needs of each person and family they serve.