Care planning in long-stay care of the older person
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Welford, C. (2006). Care planning in long-stay care of the older person. Irish and Scottish Nurse (December 2006).
Every time that the author walks into a different long-stay care of the older person unit it is found that the staff are struggling with care plan introduction. Healthcare professionals are constantly looking for clarification on the subject. So what is it that frightens many healthcare professionals about care plans? And why are there problems surrounding their implementation? How can we educate student nurses on the importance of care planning if we fail to provide accurate and consistent documentation practices across our sites? This paper aims to reassure staff of the benefits of care planning.