"A SOAP note is a form of written documentation many healthcare professions use to record a patient or client interaction...All SOAP notes should include Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan sections, hence the acronym SOAP." - OWL Purdue: Soap Notes
SOAP notes are used in a variety of health professions. Despite the fact that SOAP notes are intended to standardize communication across health professions in health records, the style expectations vary considerable between professions, schools, and workplaces. Consult resources specific to your program of study and/or profession.