Adult Nursing, as described by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, requires the care of adults, from 18 year olds to elder people, in a variety of settings for PATIENTS with wide ranging levels of dependency.
General Nursing is another term used to describe Adult Nursing.
The ethos of Adult Nursing is PATIENT centred and acknowledges the differing needs, values and beliefs of people from ethnically diverse communities. NURSES engage in and develop therapeutic relationships that involve PATIENTS and their carers in on-going decision-making that informs nursing care.
Adult nurses have skills to meet the physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs of PATIENTS, supporting them through care pathways and working with other health and social care professionals to maximise opportunities for recovery, rehabilitation, adaptation to ongoing disease and disability, health education and health promotion.
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