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Running head: HEALTHCARE1Nursing Role and Scope Week 8StudentInstitution
HALTHCARE2Nursing Role and Scope Week 8Nursing involves the prevention of diseases, promotion of health, and the care of ill,dying and disabled people. The practice of nursing needs specialist skills and knowledge, ahumane worry for patient and the practice of clinical judgment. The nursing scope refers to therange of functions, roles, activities and responsibilities which a RN is competent, educated andhas right to perform. The practice of nursing is underpinned by standards that guide the mannerin which nursing care is provided. The paper discusses questions on the nursing role and scope.Clinical ExperienceA disturbing clinical experience that an individual might have had involved performingsurgery on the wrong patient. The experience stands out as one of the most disturbing becausethe error affected both the patient and the entire hospital. The incident was caused by wronglabeling of patients. Normally, patients requiring surgery are labeled and their surgicalrequirements indicated. In this incident, however, the surgical team was presented with a patientwho did not require any surgery.

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Winter
Professor
abron
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