Henderson's definition of nursing

Henderson's definition of nursing

A definition, adopted by the International Council of Nurses, stating that the unique function of the nurse is to help sick or well individuals to perform activities that contribute to health, recovery, or a peaceful death.
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Henderson's definition of nursing lends itself to use in childbirth education because it acknowledges that help is given to the well person that needs to gain knowledge to maintain health and function independently.
Specifically this work incorporated Virginia Henderson's Definition of Nursing Theory as the framework on which to begin building a class curriculum.

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