2EMPOWERING THE PATIENTAbstractThis paper will be about the changes person-centered care in long-term care services. Person-Centered care focuses on the individual’s personal needs, wants, desires and goals so that they become central to the care and nursing process. This can mean putting the person’s needs, asthey define them, above those identified as priorities by healthcare professionals. The term person-centered care is used to indicate a strong interest in the patient’s own experience of health, illness, injury or need. It infers that the nurse works with the person’s definition of the situation, as well as that presented through a medical or other diagnosis. Empowering a patient has been found to shown to promote better health outcomes.