Implementing the Comprehensive Care Standard: Develop a single comprehensive care plan
A comprehensive care plan is a document describing agreed goals of care, and outlining planned medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health activities for a patient.
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Comprehensive care plans reflect shared decisions made with patients, carers and families about the tests, interventions, treatments and other activities needed to achieve the goals of care.
This paper provides practical advice for clinicians and health service organisations about developing comprehensive care plans, as required for the Comprehensive Care Standard Criterion 2: Developing the comprehensive care plan.
The paper also provides further information about Element 4 of the essential elements of comprehensive care. It is part of a series of resources supporting implementation of comprehensive care that are based on six essential elements.