(a) I am re-reading “ Documentation and the Nursing Process ” by Lois White; I taught from this slim book about ten years ago and love it for its stress on Goals, Objectives, Deliverables, Measurement and Documentation.
(b) I have entered preliminary discussions with a chap who wants me to develop a system, but I am leery of projects proposed by individuals. All too often they want a full-fledged system for peanuts, and I can’t do that.
So here goes:
1: I want some cash NOW!
2: I don’t want to get jerked around
3: I want to offer only what I can guarantee as a short-term deliverable.
4: I want to proceed in small measured steps
5: I want to minimize the amount of work I do up front by me
6: I want to minimize the up front dollar investment by him
7: I want to minimize the risk for both of us.
My terms will be cash in advance; I don’t know this fellow, and I don’t know how adaptable he is.
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