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Chapter-01 Introduction to Nursing

BOOK TITLE: Basic Concepts of Nursing Procedures
  1. Clement I
ISBN 9789350902844
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11946_1
Edition 2/e
Publishing Year 2013
Pages 9
Author Affiliations
  1. Principal, VSS College of Nursing, Nagadevanahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Chapter Keywords nursing science, Nursing Concepts, nursing principles, Role and Responsibility of Nurse, Nursing Procedures, Nursing Ethics
The chapter explains the qualities of a nurse in detail. Nursing is to assist the individual (sick or well) in the performance of those activities contributing to health, its recovery (or to a peaceful death) that he would perform unaided, if he had the necessary strength, will or the knowledge and to do this in such a way as to help him gain independence as rapidly as possible. Some of the essential qualities a nurse should have are devotion, honesty, loyalty, discipline, sense of responsibility and more. Basic nursing principles are safety, individuality, use of resources and more. The other aspects discussed in the chapter include nursing science, nursing as a profession, professional equities, role and functions of a nurse, nursing procedures, nurse as member of the health care team and ethical and legal issues in nursing.