Grrr... so frustrated! I work with a social worker, and part of our job is to do initial consultations with potential hospice patients.
I was checking some charting yesterday on a patient when we did a visit together, and I found a note in the computer from our social worker... exact wording as my note. It's so blatantly not hers, because she does not use capitalization or correct punctuation (and I do), and I almost always write pretty much the same blurb unless there is a problem or something out of the ordinary. It's just a short three-line note. But I am furious! It's the principle of it.
I need advice. Should I confront her? Should I let it go? Anyone have anything like this happen? Thanks for the suggestions.
Nov 2, '11
It's pretty standard for Social Workers to refer to the Nursing Assessment
and Plan, using your written assessment and plan in the SW note is one reason why you chart it; for others to use in the care and planning for the patient. This can either be done by re-phrasing your charting and potentially misinterpreting it, or copy and paste which is the most accurate option. You don't own the charting you do on a patient, the patient does, the best plan is probably to get over it and be glad that someone found a Nurse's note useful.
Last edit by MunoRN on Nov 2, '11