Simplifying the care plan documentation procedure – An interview study with nurses at a medical ward at a university hospital in Sweden

  title={Simplifying the care plan documentation procedure – An interview study with nurses at a medical ward at a university hospital in Sweden},
  author={Helena Larsson and Danijela Handanovic and Kristina Rosengren},
  journal={Journal of Hospital Administration},
Objective: Swedish healthcare is experiencing an ongoing change from a biomedical perspective to person-centered care (PCC). Therefore, a transition in documentation of assessment, care and treatment is needed. The aim of this study was to describe nurses’ experiences with care plans at a university hospital medical ward in Western Sweden.Methods: Six semistructured interviews were conducted with nurses, and the data were analyzed using a qualitative content analysis with an inductive approach… Expand

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