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Friday, June 24, 2011

Conventions Used in This Care Facility (with apologies to the many book prefaces)

The following caregraphical (typographical) conventions are used in this care facility:


Indicates new terms to the resident, patient, and family - often also described as jargon. These may include abbreviations, medical, nursing terms and words in fashion determined by academia and management. Some jargon may be twice removed from the resident, patient, and family since the medical and nursing staff cannot themselves fully apprehend the terms. These twice removed terms are frequently economic (such as 'commissioning' and 'funding').

Constant width

Used for care planning that is termed as being 'person-centered' and holistic. In print (the policy folder reality here) being constant and a standard width refers to care plans that are unadorned: a template format or proforma.

Constant width bold

Used for emphasis in care programming and declarative care <-> patient interfaces (interactions) such as "Sit down George!" Or whoever is trying to get up and walk about.

Constant width italics

Used by appropriately trained, person-centred and integrated teams and the idealistic (including exponents of 'holistic bandwidth') to show plans and care interactions that are client defined whenever possible and truly reflect high quality person-centered care.

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