Inspiring Person-Centredness: A Call to Action

Academic Events
May 8, 2019 to May 10, 2019

In the Faith & Nursing Conference Series

Think deeply.  Act justly.  Care generously.  TWU Nursing


Person-centredness—the ideal that the person is at the centre of the care they receive—is widely referenced in healthcare.  According to World Health Organization*, this means putting the comprehensive needs of people and communities, not only diseases, at the centre of health systems, and empowering people to have a more active role in their own health.  Yet, moving from ideal to integration remains a challenge.  How might persons and institutions characterized by faith contribute to the conceptualization and enactment of person-centredness?      

At this symposium, esteemed plenary speakers, healthcare professionals and students, and members of the public will explore the underpinnings and applications of person-centredness, as it relates to topics such as the human experiences of well-being, emotions, pain, and suffering; spiritual caregiving and whole-person care; family caregivers and the circle of care; health ethics and human rights; quality of life assessments; healthcare leadership and system transformation; and community and global health.   

Please consider joining us for what promises to be another remarkable forum for collegial and scholarly exchange.

Further Details and Call for Abstracts will be available in Fall 2018

*World Health Organization (2017).  Framework on integrated people-centred health services.  Geneva:  Author.  Retrieved from