20 Facts About Nurses


Nurses comprise the largest component of most healthcare environments; but there is evidence of international shortages of qualified nurses.

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Nurses develop a plan of care, working collaboratively with physicians, therapists, the patient, the patient's family, and other team members that focuses on treating illness to improve quality of life.

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Nurses provide care both interdependently, for example, with physicians, and independently as nursing professionals.

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Nurses believed that any educated woman can help improve the care of the medically sick.

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Nurses's predecessors had great success as healers in the Colony of Jamaica in the 18th century, and they included Seacole's mother, Mrs Grant, Sarah Adams, Cubah Cornwallis, and Grace Donne, the mistress and doctress to Jamaica's wealthiest planter, Simon Taylor.

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Nurses saw active duty in the First Boer War, the Egyptian Campaign, and the Sudan Campaign.

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Nurses are almost always working on their own or with other nurses.

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Nurses are able to use this process from the American Nurses Association to determine the best care they can provide for the patient.

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Nurses manage and coordinate care to support activities of daily living.

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Nurses are able to specialize with a combination of these categories as well.

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Nurses act as advisers and consultants to the health care and insurance industries.

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Nurses have been delving into the world of informatics, acting as consultants to the creation of computerized charting programs and other software.

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Nurses are at risk of developing compassion fatigue and moral distress, which can worsen mental health.

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Nurses are at risk for violence and abuse in the workplace.

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Nurses comprise the largest single component of hospital staff, are the primary providers of hospital patient care, and deliver most of the nation's long-term care.

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Nurses working in correctional care have to focus on the care of the patient, not what they did.

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Nurses are not the only health care workers in correctional facilities.

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Nurses that are involved with midwifery are independent of any organization.

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Nurses face poor working conditions and low social status, and there is a cultural idea that married women quit their jobs for family responsibilities.

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The Taiwan Union of Nurses Association is the union unit in Taiwan, fighting for nurses on payment and working time issues.

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