Contributions to Nursing

             There are many types of nurses and they undertake different functions
             in the treatment of their patients. Of the lot, the type of nurses who are
             in regular touch with the families are the medicine nurse. They provide
             care to the patients, educate the families about health and promote the
             proper care for health for both individuals and families. They are often
             the first point of contact between the families under their charge and the
             overall healthcare system. When the doctors come, they are also an
             important point of contact. They ensure that the care that patients get is
             the most suitable for the patient, and also cost effective. (About the
             Due to their close contact with the families they get to know the
             families and individuals well. They provide care that can be accessed by
             all without regard to the financial position of the family or the
             geographical location, social status, cultural background or other
             differences. They are continually involved with the families and the
             members of all age levels and help them to pass through the different
             health related happenings. All health care providers get their first
             knowledge about the family from the nurses attached to the family. They
             also help the families and the members to plan for their own health care.
             The profession of nursing was given a proper image by Florence
             Nightingale. Her first step in nursing was to sit in the homes of sick
             people in her village and investigate local hospitals and nursing
             practices. She had originally wanted to be a nurse, but was not permitted
             by her parents, as it was then not considered a suitable profession for
             women as well educated as Florence Nightingale. The discussions about her
             future were still going on when all agreed that Florence would make a t...

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