Authors: Jim Burdett, New Zealand
Event: 1999 TheMHS Conference
Subject: book of proceedings
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: I want to start by differentiating between two aspects of records - those that are simple fact and those that call for an exercise of judgment. Information such as dates, places, medications and such could be described as bureaucratic information and, as such, may be quite properly be held by the bureaucracy, the institution.
The ‘real’ stuff is that which describes experiences, symptoms descriptions of behaviour, social circumstances, diagnosis - the reality of the client’s life, in other words, my history, me.