Voices in the record.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In spite of its centrality to the work of nursing, documentation of care (charting) has received a cookbook approach in the professional literature, in schools of nursing and in health care institutions. This article uses the controversies surrounding the home care record since the nineteenth century to propose the concept of discourse as a means to explore the political and professional dynamics that accompany the recording process. It is argued that new ways to document care are required to reflect not only the diverse "fellowship of discourse" but also the complex reality of modern patient care.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hays, JC

Published Date

  • January 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 200 - 204

PubMed ID

  • 2807326

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0743-5150

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1547-5069.1989.tb00143.x


  • eng