Exploring Medical Writing: SOAP Notes

These materials were adapted from Dr. Rick Johnson-Sheehan, Dr. Mary McCall, and Lindsay MacDonald for a Summer 2019 presentation at Purdue’s “Exploring University Majors” program.

SOAP Notes (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan) are a method of charting for health care providers. They provide documentation of patient complaints, symptoms, and courses of treatment, as well as maintaining a record for ongoing accountability and assessment.

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