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Nursing is a challenging rewarding and a very exciting career The nurses role is not limited to changing bandages giving needles and offering support as the past has indicated In fact the role of the nurse in the present is now one of advocate caregiver teacher researcher counselor and case manager The role of the nurse is limitless and its importance to our health care system is vital in providing quality care According to Ppin 1999 nurses make up the largest body of health care providers in the system In nursing according to Kozier Erb Blais 1997 the caregiver role has traditionally included those activities that assist the client physically and psychologically while preserving the clients dignity p129 In order for a nurse to be an effective caregiver the patient must be treated as whole The caregiver role is vital in providing direct quality care to a patient and is greatly influenced by the attitude of the nurse By treating the whole person the nurse can build trust between the nurse and client thus promote healing and peace of this individual Everyone is an individual and a caregiver must consider this in order to deliver quality care and love A nurse must do this by following the code of ethics By following the code of ethics and providing care to the individual the client feels that he or she is viewed as a whole and complete person regardless of their illness or disease Being a caregiver encompasses the physical developmental psychosocial and also the spiritual part of a client In todays fast growing technology medical science and the goal of curing a patient seems to be cold and calculative This is where the nurse takes on the role of caregiver by not doing for the client but the nurse takes into account what this patient is living through feels what they must be going through and finds ways for the client to help him
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