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The important role that nurses in nursing homes play
 

The important role that nurses in nursing homes play

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In the world of nursing, working in a nursing home requires very strong values, ones that will help these nurses to perform and assist patients as best as they can.
 
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1 Nov 2016 - General
 
I just wanted to share that I've been a nurse in a nursing for five years. It is not an easy role as normally the nurse on shifts run the unit, manage staff (HCA's), liaise with GP's and other health professionals, talk to relatives and provide nursing care to the patients at the same time. My experience is out of the normal nursing home setting as it was a Dementia unit. Dementia has greatly affected the lives of our patients and have seen it in my own two eyes. It is heartbreaking ...
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My personal exposure to nursing homes is nil because these facilities are not popular in our country. We have closely-knit family ties and most of the time, family members would like to take care of their sick parents/ grandparents. However, I've seen patients with chronic conditions who go to and fro the hospital for care, they are usually accompanied by caregivers or private nurse practitioners. The role of caregivers and private nurses are very important because they are the ones who have...
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The residents of nursing homes have special needs that require utmost patience. In the Philippines, being placed in a home has a negative connotation as it signifies that you are no longer loved by the younger generation. In general, elderly who live in homes definitely miss their children and grandchildren from time to time. This factor alone can influence mood swings such as depressive episodes that blindside healthcare staff. Multiple maintenance medications for each resident should be carefu...
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Nursing homes are only because of nurses, therefore, nurses have to work hard to maintain strong values and peaceful helping environment in nursing homes. It will help nurses to perform well and assist patients in the best way and make their patients live better. It requires a lot of patience to deal with elderly patients and nurses can only do this job because they are considered fully equipped to do it. In nursing homes nurses have a wide array of responsibilities including the administration ...
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Nurses will always be the foundation of a nursing home. Without nurses, there will definetly no nursing homes or any healthcare institution. We are considered as the first line of defense or the so called front-liners. They say, doctors treat the illness but nurses treat the patients. We are the ones giving care to these homeless individuals and let them feel that they still have a family. In the Philippines, it is a part in our culture to really take care of our elderly until they die no matter...
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