Twitterchat: Care plans - do we need them?
During a recent #WeNurses Tweetchat on patient safety the subject of care plans came up:
Lots of our recent research seems to suggest that they are a static, not dynamic plan, meaning that they are almost useless much of the time to support decisions. @RuthMBaxter and @NatashaHardicre are more knowledgeable about this than I… #wenurses
Who are they for? Patients, families, clinicians caring for patients, organisations?
How should they be personalised and include the patient/client view?
I’m sure that we’ve all been taught about care plans but seeing them in practice- the variance is huge…. #wenurses
Definitely something that I hear, also “I write care plans but no one else reads them!” #wenurses
Care plans are something that we are religiously taught are an essential part of nursing … but are they?? This #WeNurses tweetchat aims to explore the care plan and its role in nursing … and perhaps even the alternatives!
- What is the purpose of a care plan?
- Taking into account the answers from Question 1 – do care plans achieve what they set out to achieve?
- Do you write care plans in your day to day work?
- Do you read care plans in your day to day work?
- What does the evidence say about care plans?
- How do we make care plans into more of a working document .. ie more dynamic?
- If we were to scrap care plans what is the alternative?
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