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Nursing is the study of providing health care for the sick, disabled or infirm and assisting physicians and other medical and health professionals diagnose and treat patients. The focus of qualifications in nursing is maintaining and caring for the health of patients during illness and rehabilitation. It includes health care of old people and health care of the disabled. Midwifery is the study of providing care to childbearing women during pregnancy, labour and birth and during the postpartum period. It also includes caring for the new born and assisting the mother with breast feeding.
Programmes and qualifications with the following main content are classified here:
Health care of old people
Heath care of the disabled
Health care programmes
Infant hygiene (nursing)
Care programmes comprising both health care and social care e.g. for old people, are included here.
Veterinary nursing is excluded from this detailed field and is included in detailed field 0841 'Veterinary'.
Dental nursing is excluded from this detailed field and is included in detailed field 0911 'Dental studies'.
Non-medical care of children (not health care) is excluded from this detailed field and included in detailed field 0922 'Child care and youth services'.
Non-medical care of the elderly (not health care) is excluded from this detailed field and included in detailed field 0921 'Care of the elderly and disabled adults'.