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Nursing Care Plans




  • Describes how Nursing Care Plans are used to individualise care
  • Outlines the benefits and problems of Nursing Care Plans
  • Discusses the different views of nursing
  • Discusses the purpose of aged care and residents' needs
  • Describes nursing-care paths

This chapter discusses the use of nursing-care plans (NCPs) in residential aged-care facilities. The purpose of NCPs is to provide individualised nursing care, but they have not always achieved their intended purpose. Nurses and their professional organisations will need to think strategically about nursing care and how it is planned and implemented.


Contents include

  • Introduction
  • Individualising nursing care
  • Benefits and problems of NCPs
    • Benefits
    • Problems
  • Different views of nursing
  • Residents' needs and the purpose of aged care
  • Nursing-care paths
  • Conclusion
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Author / Editor Biographies

Shirley Schulz-Robinson worked for 20 years as a nurse clinician and manager in such diverse practice settings as psychiatric, developmental disability, medical-surgical and community and women's health. She has worked in nurse education for 12 years, including terms as clinical director and assistant dean in the Faculty of Nursing, Newcastle University. In 1994 Shirley spent time in Canada and Great Britain examining collaboration between community nurses and general practitioners. Her research interests have included community health nursing, health policy and health promotion strategies whi...

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