NOTE 1 A care plan may be recorded in one or more health records.
NOTE 2 A care plan could be subdivided from different perspectives by different constraints. One example is uniprofessional care plan, for example, a nursing care plan with the constraint of only one specific healthcare professional involved. Other examples of specific constraints for a care plan are: care plan to address one health issue, one health condition, one contact, one clinical process, healthcare activities to be performed by one healthcare provider, etc.
NOTE 3 care plans are reviewed repeatedly during a healthcare process, each review based on a new healthcare needs assessment.
NOTE 4 The healthcare activities in a care plan follow a life cycle. Examples of statuses of such a life cycle are: 'planned', 'performed', 'cancelled', etc.; all of these statuses are included in the care plan.
NOTE 5 In EN 13940-1:2007 programme of care was the preferred term for this concept.