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Intro to Home Health nursing

Home Health   (1,975 Views 4 Comments)

NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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For Nurses New to Home Care

Terry Aisenstein, RN, MA

The goal of this program is to familiarize nurses with professional practice issues unique to home care nursing.


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I am researching the reentry into Home Health. This was a great article. Some of the article made me cringe; while other parts made me smile.

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The flexibility of this specialty seems to provide nurses with a freedom that they simply cannot find in more structured environments. Freedom has a price: Home care can be both physically demanding and emotionally draining.15 A nurse may have difficulty maintaining a well-defined professional boundary when becoming, for a time, a "member of the family." In the emotion-packed arena of home care, nurses constantly learn valuable lessons about themselves and the people who receive their care. Home health demands are distinctive, presuming maturity and compassion from its practitioners. It also enables nurses to make profound and long-lasting differences in the quality of their patients' lives. For individuals who chose nursing for that reason, the rewards are many.

That about sums it up! I will keep researching the possibilites!


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renerian is a BSN, RN and specializes in MS Home Health.

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Good article.


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