Nursing

Inside scoop from our experts: Edit stories to keep the documents in one voice

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, March 31, 2009

This week, a reader asks if it’s important to edit stories from staff nurses that will be featured in the written documentation. Read the response from advisor Barbara Hannon, RN, MSN, CPHQ, coordinator for the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA.

Q: As the MRP director, should I edit stories from staff nurses that will be featured in the written documentation?

A: You want to edit all stories that will be placed in your documentation because the document needs to be in one voice. Once you have made edits to the stories, you can send them back to the source to review for accuracy and to get the go-ahead to feature it in the written documentation.

It’s imperative to remember that the document needs to be in one voice even if you, the MRP director/coordinator, have a team helping you write.

Editor’s note: Do you have a question for our experts? If you'd like us to consider your query for publication, please send it to associate editor Cameran Erny at cerny@hcpro.com.

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