What is this article about?
The outdated view of patients as passive recipients of care has given way to one where individuals are now seen as active participants and partners in healthcare, with a valuable perspective and a vested interest in ensuring safe care. As such, the concept of person-centred care (PCC) has become fundamental to quality practice. PCC is a holistic approach to healthcare that is grounded in a philosophy of personhood. Although there are varying definitions of PCC, each promotes self-determination, empowerment and a commitment to providing healthcare that is responsive to the needs and preferences of the individual. Person-centred health professionals acknowledge that each person is unique, has equal rights and worth, and brings their own experiences about their health and illness.