Mental Health Education and Resource Centre

Collaborative Note Writing


Course Type: Introductory | Course Level: Four | Catering: Refreshments provided 

Please note: Distance learning participants will be joining this session via Webinar.

This interactive session will enable you to develop the skills to document your work in full consultation and shared collaboration with the person you are supporting. This is a tailored workshop intended for anyone who works with consumers of health services to ensure their care/support is fully informed and influenced by the care recipient. It will enable the healthcare worker to ensure their documentation is wholly reflective of the health care relationship and activities. It will also concentrate on ensuring the notes written are well developed and meet legislative and workplace requirements.

• History of note writing in health care
• Service user participation
• Partnership in health care
• The barriers to collaboration
• Effective note writing

Learning Intentions
Participants will be provided the opportunity to:
• Discuss the concept of ‘patient’s notes’
• Explore the idea of partnership in the health worker/patient or consumer relationship
• Demonstrate collaborative note writing using theoretical case studies
• Investigate potential barriers to collaborative note writing and develop skills to overcome these.

Let’s Get Real Skills
• Working with Service Users
• Working with Families/Whānau
• Working with Communities
• Challenging Stigma and Discrimination
• Law, Policy and Practice
• Professional and Personal Development


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