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A CPD article improved Rachel Makombe’s knowledge of developing nursing care plans
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A CPD article improved Rachel Makombe’s knowledge of developing nursing care plans

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The CPD article outlined the differences between care plans and care planning. It discussed various nursing theories, tools and models, and how these may be applied to care planning to enhance patient-centred care.

What did you learn from the CPD activity, feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The article described the difference between care planning and care plans. It stated that care planning is a task that enables nurses to identify a patient’s problems and select interventions that solve or minimise these problems, whereas care plans are written records of the care planning process.

The article stated

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