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Reference Tips for Librarians Helping Health Science Students

Tips for ACC librarians helping health science students

What is a Care Plan?

A care plan is a document used in healthcare (in our context, usually, but not always, in nursing) to document the care of a patient. It usually contains information related to initial patient health assessment, goals, nursing interventions, and evaluation of  care.

Catalog Searching

We have many books and e-books related to care plans in the ACC libraries. Search terms to try:

Be sure to limit to e-books in the results if you need information right away, and it's always a good idea to sort by date to get the newest examples.

Sample Care Plans

Some of our subscription services have sample care plans in them:


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