PCOA-RN 7: Person and Family Centered Care


Course Credits

0.5 Nursing Continuing Education Contact Hour

Course Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses

Course Description

This course explains how person and family-centered care (PFCC) differs from other models of care.


After completing this course, practitioners will be able to recognize why PFCC is especially important in providing care for older adults (including those with cognitive impairments), and will understand how to engage individuals, family members, and caretakers in this model of care.

Course Learning Objectives

  1. Define person and family centered care.
  2. Describe practices that promote person and family centered care.
  3. Describe how the direct care workforce can help promote a meaningful life and optimal function for older adults.
  4. Describe the importance of culturally sensitive and appropriate care to older adults.