Documentation in nursing practice
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Documentation in nursing practice

Kate Owen Community nurse, Dudley South Primary Care Trust, West Midlands

Accurate documentation is essential to maintain continuity and inform health professionals of ongoing care and treatment. It also provides legal evidence. This article highlights the advantages of accurate record keeping and the barriers to effective documentation in the community setting.

Nursing Standard. 19, 32, 48-49. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.04.19.32.48.c3846

Correspondence

kate.owen@dudley.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review