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Embracing Cultural Diversity in Health Care: Developing Cultural Competence

This guideline provides an overview of the most compelling evidence that leaders at every level can use to embed work places with a culture that moves all team members past knowing about diversity to understanding it, accepting the differences it brings to work settings, & finally to seeking and embracing it.


Developing and Sustaining Nursing Leadership

The panel has developed this best practice guideline to identify and describe:

Leadership practices that result in healthy outcomes for nurses, patients/clients, organizations and systems;
System resources that support effective leadership practices;
Organizational culture, values and resources that support effective leadership practices;
Personal resources that support effective leadership practices;
Anticipated outcomes of effective nursing leadership.


Decision Support for Adults Living with Chronic Kidney Disease

Self-management and decision support are recognized as integral components of many models for chronic disease prevention and management (Improving Chronic Illness Care, 2005; World Health Organization, 2002). Canadians generally wish to participate in decisions about their health (O’Connor et al., 2002, 2003) and patients and families want providers to listen to their views and preferences (Coulter, 2005). As well, professional standards of practice and guidelines call for patient inclusion in care planning (College of Nurses of Ontario [CNO], 2006a; RNAO, 2006).


Crisis Intervention

Revised 2018
This guideline describes best practice in crisis intervention. While its primary focus is on mental health crises, its application has relevance to all settings and populations who experience developmental, situational, community or environmental crises.


Care and Maintenance to Reduce Vascular Access Complications

This best practice guideline focuses on assisting all nurses in diverse practice settings, both institutional and community, who provide care to clients requiring vascular access.


Breastfeeding Best Practice Guidelines for Nurses

The purpose of this guideline is to improve breastfeeding outcomes for mothers and infants, to assist practitioners to apply the best available research evidence to clinical decisions, and to promote the responsible use of health care resources


Best Practice Guideline for the Subcutaneous Administration of Insulin in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

This Best Practice Guideline focuses its recommendations on four areas: (1) Practice Recommendations directed at the nurse; (2) Education Recommendations directed at the competencies required for practice; (3) Organization and Policy Recommendations directed at practice settings and the environment in order to facilitate nurses’ practice; and (4) Evaluation and monitoring indicators.