Nursing is broad, even though many envision nurses in the narrow sense.
This profession includes clinical practice, education, research, management and administration.
You see, it is a fully-fledged health discipline that we do not take lightly.
That’s because a nurse influences the lives of patients, their families, and their communities as a frontline worker.
In this era of Covid-19, this frontline role is even more critical than ever before. That’s because nurses ensure patients are at the centre of their practice.
The word ‘patient’ is in and of itself very wide as it includes individuals, families, or communities.
As sure as the word Patient can be subdivided, the health care needs of the patients are multiple, and these are associated with their vulnerabilities and expectations, thereby making nursing both challenging and rewarding.
Nurses put a difference in their patients’ lives, and this is fulfilling. We thus make sure that the nurses we provide offer personal and professional rewards such as care administered in a quality patient-centred manner while ensuring such care is safe, prudent, and knowledgeable, responsible and accountable to the patients in terms of health promotion, illness prevention, and catering to the complex care needs of any given population.
We recognise that health personnel, such as nurses, are vital to your well-being and your desire to go on beneficially living your lives for you and your family.
This is more important in the context of the following:
Health disparity is an inequality between the health status of low-income groups and the wealthy with high incomes.
The former suffers significantly from disease and injury. Because they are marginalised groups, they are more likely to have poor health outcomes and die earlier.
We can already see that during this pandemic, the poor are more and more vulnerable to Covid-19.