Friday, March 25, 2011

Nursing Documentation in Aged Care A Guide to Practice


Publisher: Ausmed Pubns
1st edition - January 2004
Paperback: 321 pages
ISBN-10: 0975044540
ISBN-13: 978-0975044544

Nursing documentation is often seen as a tiresome chore - although this is an understandable view, the reality is that in addition to meeting ethical and other professional requirements the good performance of documentation in aged care can add to the nurse's personal satisfaction with their role. This book shows how nursing assessments, care plans, and progress notes can allow nurses to share their knowledge, observations, and skills - and thus make a crucial contribution to their own professional lives and to the quality of life of those in their care. More than a 'how-to-do-it' workbook, with contributions from a range of experts this comprehensive evidence-based textbook explores the issues surrounding documentation and reveals the importance of professional communication within multidisciplinary teams.





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