FEATURESReframing Holistic Patient Care in Nursing Homes Through the Lens of Relational AutonomyAbbate, Skya DBe, DOMAuthor Information Southwest Acupuncture College, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Correspondence: Skya Abbate, DBe, DOM, Southwest Acupuncture College, Santa Fe, 12 Violet Circle, Santa Fe, NM 87505 ([email protected]). In appreciation to my advisors, Nanette Elster, JD, MPH, and Lena Hatchett, PhD, for their invaluable guidance in bringing my ideas to fruition. The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Holistic Nursing Practice: January/February 2021 - Volume 35 - Issue 1 - p 3-9 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000419 Buy Metrics Abstract In nursing facilities, patient autonomy is more effective when it is reframed under the rubric of relational autonomy. Through this lens, patients, family, and staff, especially nurses, can share conversations that lead to effective decision-making that acknowledges the needs of the whole person within the nexus of the institutional setting. © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.