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Interview with community-based nurses revealed her duties include providing direct care to patients, providing home visits to assess their conditions, managing medication, educating them on healthy habits of living, coordinating treatment with other health professionals, booking transport and scheduling diagnostic tests. She also records vitals and medical histories in the electronic medical record (EMR) and provides emotional support for families. She also noted that there is a strong correlation between her job description and her practice as she works with each patient holistically – taking into account their physical, mental/emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing – when delivering care.
The nurse stated that she promotes holistic health and wellness in her practice by encouraging self-management of chronic conditions such as diabetes or hypertension through diet changes or medication adjustments; utilizing relaxation techniques like guided meditation or mindfulness; providing education on preventative measures such as immunizations; helping patient’s access resources they need for improved quality of life (e.g., financial aid programs); promoting positive communication skills; facilitating referrals when appropriate to other healthcare providers who may offer additional assistance; engaging in regular follow up phone calls/visits etc. Lastly she mentioned that the most important strategy used to ensure the needs of her patients are met is open dialogue – listening carefully what they have say understanding true concerns problems finding solutions meet them together collaboratively .