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Glossary


NURSE
A nurse is a person who has completed a programme of basic nursing education and is qualified and authorised in his/her country to practise nursing in all settings. Nursing professionals assist medical doctors in their tasks, deal with emergencies in their absence, and provide professional nursing care for the sick, injured, physically and mentally disabled, and others in need of such care, or they deliver or assist in the delivery of babies, provide antenatal and post-natal care and instruct parents in baby care. [Source: EUROSTAT. Definitions and data collection specifications on health care statistics (non-expenditure data)]
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