Writing records, reports and referrals in professional practice

Lindy McAllister, Shazia Naser-Ud-Din

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    Abstract

    A key communication skill for health professionals is the ability to write highquality reports, records and referrals. These need to be clear, succinct and informative, and satisfy the practitioner's duty of care responsibilities, while avoiding ethical and legal pitfalls. In this chapter we provide advice on a range of formats and practices for writing effective professional reports, with a focus on clinical reports.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCommunicating in the health sciences
    Place of PublicationSouth Melbourne, VIC
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Pages216-227
    Number of pages12
    EditionThird / 22
    ISBN (Print)9780195579048
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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