Nursing documentation: how meaning is obscured by fragmentary language.

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This article looks at the effect of using fragmentary language in nursing documentation. Fragmentary language is defined as phrases and abbreviations found in records of nursing care that are understood at the local ward level but would make it difficult for anyone reading the documentation beyond this local level to construct meaning. Sixty-seven entries… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.outlook.2011.04.002

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