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The role of the nurse in patient self-care

The role of the nurse in patient self-care


At a time when consultations for minor ailments are costing the NHS £2bn a year, (equating to £250,000 per general practice), it is imperative that practice nurses feel able to take the initiative and start making a difference to these figures. Nurses have always had huge capacity to influence patient behaviour – Florence Nightingale, one of history’s most famous nurses, was seen, first and foremost, as an educator.

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