Supporting parents in making informed decisions in relation to their children’s health needs

    Publication year: 2018

    Momentum for patient and caregiver engagement in health and social care is growing across Ontario.(1) This is evidenced by a number of recently released strategies and frameworks highlighting the importance of involving Ontarians in their own care as informed consumers of health and social services. One such notable example was the Patients First Act 2016, for which a key pillar was informing and educating patients to make informed decisions about their health in efforts to improve their experiences and health outcomes.