Crossword clues for nursing
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Nursing \Nurs"ing\, a. Supplying or taking nourishment from, or as from, the breast; as, a nursing mother; a nursing infant.
Nurse \Nurse\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nursed; p. pr. & vb. n. Nursing.]
To nourish; to cherish; to foster; as:
To nourish at the breast; to suckle; to feed and tend, as an infant.
To take care of or tend, as a sick person or an invalid; to attend upon.
Sons wont to nurse their parents in old age.
Him in Egerian groves Aricia bore, And nursed his youth along the marshy shore.
To bring up; to raise, by care, from a weak or invalid condition; to foster; to cherish; -- applied to plants, animals, and to any object that needs, or thrives by, attention. ``To nurse the saplings tall.''
By what hands [has vice] been nursed into so uncontrolled a dominion?
To manage with care and economy, with a view to increase; as, to nurse our national resources.
To caress; to fondle, as a nurse does.
To nurse billiard balls, to strike them gently and so as to keep them in good position during a series of caroms.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1530s, verbal noun from nurse (v.). Meaning "profession of one who nurses the sick" is from 1860.
1 In the state of suckling young, lactating. 2 Referring to nurses. n. 1 breastfeeding 2 The process or profession of caring for patients as a nurse. v
(present participle of nurse English)
n. the work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm
the profession of a nurse
nourishing at the breast [syn: breast feeding]
Nursing is a healthcare profession.
Nursing may also refer to:
- The feeding of mammalian young on milk or milk replacement, such as breastfeeding in humans
- Wet nursing, the act of breastfeeding someone else's child
- Healing, also known as nursing
Nursing is a profession within the health care sector focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life.
Nurses may be differentiated from other health care providers by their approach to patient care, training, and scope of practice. Nurses practice in a wide diversity of practice areas with a different scope of practice and level of prescriber authority in each. Many nurses provide care within the ordering scope of physicians, and this traditional role has come to shape the historic public image of nurses as care providers. However, nurses are permitted by most jurisdictions to practice independently in a variety of settings depending on training level. In the postwar period, nurse education has undergone a process of diversification towards advanced and specialized credentials, and many of the traditional regulations and provider roles are changing.
Nurses develop a plan of care, working collaboratively with physicians, therapists, the patient, the patient's family and other team members, that focuses on treating illness to improve quality of life. In the U.S. (and increasingly the United Kingdom), advanced practice nurses, such as clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners, diagnose health problems and prescribe medications and other therapies, depending on individual state regulations. Nurses may help coordinate the patient care performed by other members of an interdisciplinary health care team such as therapists, medical practitioners and dietitians. Nurses provide care both interdependently, for example, with physicians, and independently as nursing professionals.
Usage examples of "nursing".
Ray asked Ake, the two of them sitting in the cockpit nursing drinks with Beowulf and Frodo lying at their feet.
Nursing my arm, I looked up through streaming tears at the man behind it and caught my breath, cutting off the noise I was making, almost as if they had also managed to thump me in the solar plexus.
But, of course, there are a great many of the seriously wounded that no amount of aseptic and skilled surgery or nursing can save.
It is an atrophic process, and will end with a catatonic lack of response, incontinence and the need for constant nursing care.
Most of the well-wishers and curious had drifted away when Elizabeth had first shown signs of waking, but he found Axel on the porch, nursing his pipe, and the judge.
COMBINING NURSING WITH BOTTLES Many new mothers will want to nurse their babies as well as feed them from bottles.
The ugly living room, the bedrooms stuffed with bureaus and chairs and blankets and pillows, an aide leaning out of the nursing station talking to Polly, the white chalk in its dish below the blackboard waiting for us to sign ourselves in: home again.
Her eyes had a blindish look as if she were trying to divert her mind from some fear by nursing a hope or a memory.
The bruised leaves applied externally will serve to soften hard breasts early in lactation, and to resolve the glands in nursing, when they become knotty and painful, with a threatened abscess.
Viv had never stopped sucking, even years after she ran off with Ooze, television in one hand, fifth of scotch in the other, leaving Frank with a gnawing hunger that would consume him like a slow fire and would not be satisfied by pizza, and he would retire out of boredom and curiosity to a Nursing Camp with a TV set, a cybersex unit and a Hollywood radiator, until one day when he would escape and journey through furrowed tunnels to the foul nightmare worlds of his imagination realized and manifested, to the uncharted lands beneath the shopping malls, and he would work his way back to thls place, the here and now, wherever that might be, and he would die, in a room filled with hyperactive children and thinking appliances with the cold taste of rubberish pizza still on his lips.
The wing where Davina Graham lived with Sasanov was accepted by the outside nursing staff as reserved for the treatment of violent patients.
CHAPTER V For two days the Bagrees sat nursing their wrath at the reproaches of Dewan Sewlal.
The big-screen TV in the living room turned up at the Dibble household shortly after a similar one had disappeared on its way to the county-run nursing home.
So saying I gave her a kiss which she took very kindly, but she smelt of nursing, which I detested, so I did not go any farther despite her radiant beauty.
Jared wants to fight a cause, let him go busting into all the nursing homes, the clinics that doddle along on what the politicians reluctantly dole out, the street people.