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Unformatted text preview: them after a C-section or a vaginal cut, and she also helps diagnose and treat any infections or other problems that may occur. Often, she says she helps mothers lose their fear of caring for their newborns and tries to help detect any early warning signs of post-partum depression. A nurse’s role is to support doctors and provide care to patients. It is often not a glamorous job, but it is rewarding. Nurses must follow not only hospital procedures but also adhere to doctor’s instructions and make sure patient’s are comfortable, properly medicated, eating and otherwise doing well. They often need to care for the whole person, not just their symptoms or illnesses. In many ways nurses act as the backbone of a hospital because they conduct all of the support work needed to help patients heal and balance patient, hospital, and doctor demands....
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- Nursing, Health Care Professional, Kendra Cochran, National Nursing Licensure