Accounting For Care: Documenting Residential Aged Care Nursing
- Discusses the relationship between documentation and government funding
- Includes a discussion of nursing's resistance towards documentation
- Debates whether the task of documentation can be integrated with the tasks of caregiving
This chapter explores the problem of documentation in nursing homes. The discussion commences with an overview of the major forces that influence written records of caregiving in nursing homes. It is followed by a consideration of specific factors that inhibit progress towards a professional standard of documentation, in particular the confusion created by bureaucratic rules and nursing's innate resistance to documentation. It concludes by voicing the call for a better way to meet both bureaucratic and professional requirements.
- Rules And Regulations
- Professional/Bureaucratic Tensions
- Barriers To Documenting Gerontological Nursing Care
- Nursing's Cultural Resistance To Documentation
- Nursing Care Of The Aged As Unremarkable
- Is There A Better Way?
- In Summary