Collaborative Note Writing in health and community support settings

"Those who do not have the power over the story that dominates their lives, power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts." (Salman Rushdie 1991)

This interactive session will enable you to develop the skills to document your work in full consultation and shared collaboration with the person you are supporting.

This is a tailored workshop intended for anyone who works with consumers of health services to ensure their care/support is fully informed and influenced by the care recipient. It will enable the healthcare worker to ensure their documentation is wholly reflective of the health care relationship and activities.

This workshop can be delivered in either a four-hour session with a basic practice scenario. The longer workshop (highly recommended) runs over six hours (with a 30-minute lunch break). It includes more intense practice sessions using online scenarios and opportunities for peer feedback.

Pumahara Consultants offers Collaborative Notewriting


  • History of note writing in health care

  • Service user participation

  • Partnership in health care

  • The barriers to collaboration

  • Effective note writing.

Participants will

  • Discuss the concept of clients’ notes

  • Explore the idea of partnership in the health worker/ consumer relationship

  • Demonstrate collaborative note writing using theoretical case studies

  • Investigate potential barriers to collaborative note writing and develop skills to overcome these.