Nursing - Definition

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The term nursing encapsulates all nurse care provided to people who are ill, often dependents, disabled, or nearing the end of life. The patients can be paralyzed, severely disabled, or even comatose. Hygiene care, toilet assistance, and administering or preparing medication are all, among other services, part of nursing care. As well as giving assistance in hygiene care, nursing also includes other varied services, such as massages to encourage blood circulation or even assisted movement to avoid adverse effects such as thrombosis, vascular occlusions caused by blood clots, bed sores, or changes to the skin due to prolonged immobility. Nurses also often provide practical advice to patients and their family and friends.