Care planning in context
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Care planning in context book
This chapter explores why it is so important to develop the skills to plan care and identifies the benefits of care planning for nursing students and their patients. It explores the care planning process and its relationship to nursing students professional accountability and demonstrates some of the pitfalls to be aware of when planning and recording care. The Ombudsman found that 'the nursing documentation on the first ward was scant and there was no evidence to suggest appropriate nursing care planning or careful monitoring of the patient's condition'. The key message is that to help account for the quality of care that nursing students deliver, their care planning and documentation need to be effective. The Code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives, outlines the standard of professional and ethical conduct expected of nursing students as a nurse.