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Caregiver As a caregiver, nurses are expected to assist the client’s physical, psychological, developmental, cultural and spiritual needs. It involves a full care to a completely dependent client, partial care for the partially dependent client and supportive-educative care, in order to attain the highest possible level of health and wellness. b. Communicator Communication is very important in nursing roles. It is vital to establish nurse-client relationship. Nurses who communicate effectively gets better information about the client’s problem either from the client itself or from his family. With better information nurses will be able to identify and implement better interventions and or nursing care that promotes fast recovery, health and wellness. c. Teacher Being a teacher is an important role for a nurse. It is her duty to give health education to the clients, families and community. However, the nurse must be able to assess the knowledge level, learning needs and readiness of the clients, families and community to give appropriate and necessary health care education e.g. diseases, health, wellness, nursing care procedure, etc. they need to do to restore and maintain their health. d. Client Advocate A nurse may act as an advocator. An advocator is the one who expresses and defends the cause of another or acts as representative. Some people who are ill maybe too weak to do on his own and or even to know his rights to health care. In this instance, the nurse may convey is client’s wish like change of physician, change of food, upgrade his room or even to refuse a particular type of treatment. e. Counselor A nurse may act as a Counselor. She provides emotional. Intellectual and psychological support. She helps a client to recognize with stressful psychological or social problems, to develop and improved interpersonal relationship and to promote personal growth. f. Change Agent

provider “mothering actions” of the nurse provides direct care and promotes comfort of client activities involves knowledge and sensitivity to what matters and what is important to clients shows concern for client welfare and acceptance of the client as a person 2. initiative and ability to innovate change. Caregiver/ Care provider – the traditional and most essential role      functions as nurturer. Leader Nurse often assumes the role of leader. j. ward in-charge. Research Consumer Nurses often do research to improve nursing care. comforter. caring of the pressure ulcer. . and solve problems that the organization may encounter. etc. define and expand nursing knowledge. matron. motivate. As a leader it allows you to participate in and guide teams that assess the effectiveness of care. This change and modification will only happen when the intervention/s does not help and improve a client’s health e. medication. You may hold a variety of positions like shift team leader. Teacher – provides information and helps the client to learn or acquire new knowledge and technical skills  encourages compliance with prescribed therapy. For example a case manager for diabetic client. facilitate and mentor others. and responsibility for planning. She is responsible for setting goals. change of food. Not all nurses have the ability and capacity to become a leader. change in . board of directors. make decisions. i. and construct process improvement strategies. measure the effectiveness of the nursing care plan and monitor the outcomes of intervention whether effective or not. organizing. a nurse has the authority. It takes confidence. She has the responsibility to give health education. families and communities are meet.g.As a change agent. oftentimes a nurse change or modify nursing care plan based on her assessment on the client’s health condition. Case Manager In some hospitals. h. It is also her responsibility to supervise and evaluate the performance of her subordinates. The manager always ensure that nursing care for individuals. g. sister. implement-based practices. coordinating and directing work of others. Manager As a Manager. etc. chairperson of a professional organization. a case manager is a primary nurse who provide direct care to the client or family. power.

com . provides explanation in clients language and support clients decisions. 3. language of research. who beaches in clinical or educational settings. 5. Nurse anesthetist.   promotes what is best for the client. teaches theoretical knowledge. encourages the client to look at alternative behaviors recognize the choices and develop a sense of control. Nurse Practitioner. provides prenatal and postnatal care and delivers babies to woman with uncomplicated pregnancies. Manager – makes decisions. to develop an improve interpersonal relationships and to promote personal growth    provides emotional. monitors operations. 4.initiate changes or assist clients to make modifications in themselves or in the system of care. responsible for the management and administration of resources and personnel involved in giving patient care. 6. give the rewards fairly and represents both staff and administrations as needed . a sensitive to issues related to protecting the rights of human subjects. Nurse Educator. She is skilled at making nursing assessments. Nurse administrator. Counselor.limiting illness. Nurse Entrepreneur. teaching and treating minor and self. 6. coordinates activities of others. evaluate care and personnel  plans. develop staff. Client advocate. 7.a nurse who completed the course of study in an anesthesia school and carries out pre-operative status of clients.is a nurse who has completed either as certificate program or a master’s degree in a specialty and is also certified by the appropriate specialty organization. E. give direction. Nursingcrib.involves concern for and actions in behalf of the client to bring about a change. 2. 4. intellectual to and psychologic support focuses on helping a client to develop new attitudes.helps client to recognize and cope with stressful psychologic or social problems. Researcher – participates in identifying significant researchable problems   participates in scientific investigation and must be a consumer of research findings must be aware of the research process. ensuring that the client’s needs are met and protecting the client’s right. Nurse-midwife. She provides expert care to individuals.. counseling. 7.a nurse who has completed a program in midwifery. Expanded role of the nurse: 1 Clinical Specialists.a nurse who has an advanced degree. 5. and manages health-related business.  promotes healthy lifestyle interprets information to the client 3. performing P. acts as a clinical consultant and participates in research.A nurse usually with advanced degree.a nurse who functions at various levels of management in health settings. clinical skills and conduct research. participates in educating health care professionals and ancillary. feelings and behaviors rather thanpromoting intellectual growth. Change agent.is a nurse who has completed a master’s degree in specialty and has considerable clinical expertise in that specialty. allocate resources.

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