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We need a definition of nursing as HCAs take on more tasks

Over the years many of us have engaged in debates about what nursing is; the philosophy that informs what we do and the way this influences how nursing is practised. Our philosophy of care guides decisions about how care should be organised, when it is appropriate to delegate care and whether nurses should take on new roles and responsibilities.While considerable amounts of time and paper have been dedicated to the pursuit of a definitive definition, it has been difficult to pin down.

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