Medical & Nursing

The Medical industry also called the medical industry or health economy is an aggregation and integration of sectors within the economic system that provides goods and services to treat patients with curative, preventive, rehabilitative, and palliative care.

It includes the generation and commercialization of goods and services lending themselves to maintaining and re-establishing health.

The modern healthcare industry is divided into many sectors and depends on interdisciplinary teams of trained professionals and paraprofessionals to meet health needs of individuals and populations.

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    A nurse is a medical professional responsible for medical procedures, safety and recovery of patients from acute and chronic health issues. An in-home nurse is all that and more, in that he or she cares for you in your home, integrating him or herself into your family.

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    Medical & Healthcare

    Many disciplines are involved in managing patients across the medical and healthcare sector. Career options and occupations are wide ranging – nurses, dentists, dieticians, pharmacists and physiotherapists, to medical scientists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists – all are key medical professionals.

Medical & Nursing

There was a time when professional nurses had very little choice of service because nursing was centred in the hospital and bedside nursing.

  • A staff nurse provides direct patient care to one patient or a group of patients. Assists ward management and supervision. Directly responsible to the ward supervisor.

  • Ward sister or nursing supervisor, responsible to the nursing superintendent for the nursing care management of a ward or unit. Takes full charge of the ward.

  • Assigns work to nursing and non-nursing personnel working in the ward. Responsible for safety and comfort of patients in the ward. Provides teaching sessions if it is a teaching hospital.

  • Department supervisor/assistant nursing superintendent responsible to the nursing superintendent and deputy nursing superintendent for the nursing care and management of more than one ward or unit for example the surgical department or out-patient department.

  • Deputy nursing superintendent responsible to the nursing superintendent and assists in the nursing administration of the hospital.

  • Nursing superintendent responsible to the medical superintendent for safe and efficient management of hospital nursing services.

  • A Director of Nursing is responsible for both nursing service and nursing educations within a teaching hospital.

Nursing is the practice of care for medical patients in that nation.

Its history indicates that the principles and practices of nursing are ancient. These ancient nursing practices are so clear, intelligent and scientific, that many of them might fit into any of the modern textbook. Prior to the 20th century, Indian nurses were usually young men, with women acting as midwives for assisting with childbirth. The acceptance of nursing as a profession in India was obstructed by the low status of women, the caste system, illiteracy and political unrest.