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SMITH DOROTHY M.
AJN, American Journal of Nursing: February 1971
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Objectives for patient care should be written as expected patient behaviors, “The patient will circle those foods that are not appropriate on his low sodium diet,” and not as personnel behavior, “Encourage fluids,” ssys this author. Such objectives can guide nurses to where they are going in patient care and let them know when and where they have arived, she maintains.

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