Subjective objective assessment plan, or SOAP, is a note-taking format used by health care facilities, according to the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. The subjective section includes the symptoms the pa... More »

In nursing, subjective data refers to information from a patient's point of view, such as pain levels, feelings and perceptions, whereas objective data refers to measurable aspects of a patient's condition found through ... More »

The subjective nature of social problems is derived from the personal, situational, and ever-changing aspects of social issues. The timing and location of social problems may not always be rigid, and therefore may change... More »

The website of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine provides free examples of well-taken SOAP notes. More examples of SOAP notes and related learning materials are available from AllNurses.com. More »

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Some items that nursing documentation charts typically include are the results of a head-to-toe physical assessment, plan of care and progress notes, according to The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne. The purpose of n... More »

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In order to provide proper care for a patient, a nurse carries out an assessment and diagnosis procedure and then uses the information to develop an appropriate plan of care to meet the patient's health needs, according ... More »

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Most physical therapy notes are in the SOAP format, which stands for Subjective, Objective, Assessment and Plan. While there is no specific policy regarding the amount of detail or length of each entry, the American Phys... More »