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24Apr

Nurses Should Know Full Medical and Social Conditions of Patients, Says Healthcare Expert

Nurses play an important role in providing effective healthcare to patients. They should understand the medical and social conditions of every patient fully and show utmost compassion in dealing with people under their care,’ said Dr.Mary Sulakshini Immanuel, Former Dean, College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore, at the ‘lamp lighting’ and graduation ceremony at Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, South India today.

Incoming nursing students and nurses who graduated from SRU this year, participated in the lamp lighting ceremony which symbolizes the courageous spirit of banishing darkness as displayed by the lady with the lamp, Florence Nightingale, whose compassionate service is a model for nurses. Appreciating the progress of the faculty of nursing in this medical institution over the last 20 years and several of its faculty members earning doctoral degrees, Dr. Immanuel said the country needs good mentors as teachers to bring out the best of nursing community in the coming years.

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24Apr

Nurses Play Key Role in Patient Feeding

Nurses played a vital role in feeding people and restoring their humanity in times of great crisis, as was the case when Bergen-Belsen was liberated in 1945 at the end of World War II. That is the key finding of a historical research paper published in the October issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

“Much has been written about the role of the armed forces and medical teams during this distressing time in our history, but the contribution of nurses is rarely mentioned when it comes to the liberation of this concentration camp” says Dr Jane Brooks from the UK Centre for the History of Nursing and Midwifery, part of the University of Manchester’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work.

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