"Treatment Plans" seem to be a nursing thing. I generally talk about "the plan" or just "here's what we're going to do." But other professionals have other ways of formulating and recording their thoughts.
Then again, there are times when patients come up with the best treatment plans all on their own.
I have a patient who had a baby about three weeks ago and the baby wasn't gaining weight fast enough. The nurses in the pediatrician's office [yes, she's taking the baby elsewhere; perhaps not for long, though...read on] waggled their fingers at her and suggested she consult with a Lactation Consultant. The Lactation Consultant came and consulted, and generated a "Care Plan," of which the mother got the yellow carbonless copy. The Lactation Consultant also ordered some labs...sorry; the Lactation Consultant felt it would be wise to check the mom's hormone levels, so she suggested she come see me to have them drawn. (Never heard of that before but what the hell. I drew the suggested labs; her TSH was fine; her testosterone was <20; her prolactin was 78; all perfectly appropriate levels for a lactating mom.)
By the time I saw her, the baby was doing great with some supplemental bottles, though she had decided to stop pumping. Between nursing and pumping, she told me, there wasn't any time to do anything else all day. So she was just going to offer the baby the breast before the bottle and chill out about the whole thing.
My treatment plan is to not make myself crazy.I approve. (I also may be impressing her sufficiently with my laid-back approach to peds that she may decide to bring the baby to me after all, even though she'd have to drive farther.)