Patient- and family-centred care (PFCC) is a philosophy based on respect, dignity, collaboration, information sharing, and meaningful participation. The Institute for Patient- and Family-Centred Care defines PFCC as “an approach to the planning, delivery and evaluation of health care that is grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships among health care providers, patients, and families. It redefines the relationships in health care.”
Saskatchewan’s journey toward creating a culture of patient-and family-centred care is guided by a call to action from the 2009 Patient First Review: “That the health system make patient- and family-centred care the foundation and principal aim of the Saskatchewan health system.”
Learn about the significant milestones in Saskatchewan’s PFCC Journey.
Our vision is to create a health care system that is grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships among providers, patients, and families at all levels. We will achieve this vision by increasing the number of opportunities for patients and families to participate as active partners in Saskatchewan’s health care system.
How is HQC helping?
The Health Quality Council supports patient engagement and the development of patient- and family-centred culture in the health system and in patient-oriented research. The image below shows the various ways HQC supports the system to achieve its goals.