How SMART are your patient goals?

Stonehouse, DP 2018, 'How SMART are your patient goals?' , British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 12 (5) , pp. 233-235.

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As a follow-up to ‘understanding the nursing process’ (Stonehouse, 2017), this article examines the importance of goal-setting within the planning stage of the nursing process. The acronym ‘SMART’ will be explored, to help guide the support worker in making sure their patients have the correct goals in place.

Relevant sections of the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England (Skills for Care and Skills for Health, 2013) will be highlighted.

Once appropriate and attainable goals are set, the support worker can then deliver quality care to meet these goals in partnership with their patients.

Key Words: Goals, Nursing Process, Planning, SMART, Support Workers

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Healthcare Assistants
Publisher: Mark Allen Group
ISSN: 1753-1586
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Depositing User: DP Stonehouse
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2018 12:39
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 23:20

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