Health care is a basic necessity for a decent human existence. It is the norm in developed countries whereas in the developing countries governments aim to provide health care at the minimum possible costs. In either case the role of nursing department in treating and aiding the recuperation of patients is critical.
Nursing is a noble profession. Florence Nightingale, the angel hearted lady, nursed soldiers injured in the Crimean war and thus began the modern nursing practice. It is today a key support function in any hospital around the world. If the doctors bring their knowledge of medicine, it is the nurses who through their altruistic behavior, nobility, and clinical practice take care of the patientsí wellbeing.
Nurses often have the toughest job of taking care of the physical needs of a patient. To administer medicines in the right dosages, at the right time, and to address the anxiety and anguish of the patient and the patientís family is not an easy job. Those in the nursing profession have displayed exemplary selfless service and nobility as witnessed in hospitals around the world.
As humankind progresses, nursing as a profession has made rapid strides in aiding and equipping nurses in their vocations. Nursing today has as many specialties as there are branches of medicine. There are nurses who specialize in trauma care, cardio-vascular care, pediatric practice, and so on. Centres training nurses in the various specialties are now established all around the world.
There is a great need for nursing professionals not only in hospitals but in homes of people with terminal suffering or homes where the young or old people are suffering from diseases. In such instances nurses take care of the patients at their homes and display the rare human traits of civility and decorum.