Thursday, February 3, 2011

Caring for the Chart or the Patient? A Nurse's View

Yesterday, Theresa Brown of the New York Times discussed the emphasis hopitals, the CMS and accredidating agencies have put on charting documentation. In this fascinating op-ed, Ms. Brown examines the impact that constant charting has on patients and how there are many important, nuanced tasks a nurse performs that does not get charted. Make sure to check out the comments section as there are some very interesting contributions from fellow readers.

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