During the recent times, and more so in the aftermath of COVID-19 & the resulting pandemic across the globe, the need for nursing at home for the senior citizens has been on the rise. Porosh has realized it due to increased queries pertaining to nursing services it offers. While it is true that we have a fair idea about the role and duties of a nurse yet we often land-up expecting more than what a nurse supposed to do. For instance, insisting a nurse to perform household chores! Now this is something unusual.
The goal of nursing is to help individuals, families, groups, and communities to reach an optimum state of well-being by restoring, maintaining, and promoting their health. Professional nurses are required to think creatively, building on the values of altruism, autonomy, and social justice.
Therefore, for the sake of saving a few extra bucks insisting a nurse to perform other household work often results in tension. The obvious outcome in most of the cases is a bitter war of words and the nurse quitting job. Ultimately it is the unfortunate patient who receives the blow. However, none are spared from mental agony.
What needs to be actually looked into given the corona virus is that a nurse should be asked to stay with the patient’s family 24*7. It nullifies the risk of an usually aged patient getting infected. We at Porosh also insist on the same and this sort of arrangement seems to be working quite fine with us.