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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 40 The LethbrMge Herald November Nurses will play decisive role in health-delivery service OTTAWA The next time you feel miserable and think you have the be con- soled by the fact that in a few years you may not have to wait for that precious visit from your family physician 01 sit for hours in a hospital emergency unit. A smiling community nurse may visit you in your home and try to make you feel bet- ter. Although 83 per cent of the country's nurses are still con- centrated in a trend toward a new kind of health- delivery system is In it nurses will a much broader and more decisive rote. whe Chrislm ideas begin How about a rugged nylon survival With a snorkel type hood that rolls forward to shut out rain and snow. Acrylic pile lined and trimmed in fake fur. Potyurethane coated shell for water repettency. He'll enjoy keep warm Jumbo draft drawstring inside waist. Bright orange body lining and sleeves insulated with nylon and polyester. Lots of Pockets. Simpsons-Sears Ltd. Store Hours daily from 9 30 m to 5-30 p m. Thursday and Friday 930am. to 9 00 p m Centre Village Mall. Telephone 328-9231 People generally are taking more interest in health-care costs while examining the quality of care they are get- ting and many citizens are making it plain they want bet- ter care in a less complex bu- reaucracy than hospitals now provide. The proponents of a com- munity health-care delivery system say it is not a badly miniature as some critics nor is it a private medical clinic. DEALS WITH PROBLEMS The ideal community health-care centre is pictured as a place where patients will bring their medical problems and be attended right in the centre or directed to an acute- care unit such as a hospital. The public is seen as need- ing a wide range of services under one roof 24 hours a day. The centre would provide family physician visiting home-nursing x- ray minor in a broad range of pri- mary services. The whole approach would be one of preventive medi- cine. People need guidance on physical dental care and pre-natal care. Personnel at health-care centres should be ready to provide it. Spokesmen for the nursing profession say nurses inter- ested in working in commu- nity care would be the first contact with deter- mining their needs and meet- ing or directing them to other health workers who could help them. MUST KNOW PATIENT Nurses working in these centres would need vision. They should not only meet a patient's im- mediate needs when he visits the they would need to see how he lives to get a full picture of his condition and counsel him on his health needs. A patient's well-being must be supervised from birth to Geneva director of public health nursing at the Ottawa-Carleton public health said at a national nurs- ing conference in Ottawa. not every nurse is suited to community work. you don't' want to step over piles of boots or treat your patients in a kitchen cluttered with beer please don't go into this kind of Yvonne Van- a Montreal told the conference. But she said there is a gap a community nurse can fill that has been left by doctors who don't want to make house calls. HOME VISITS NEEDED should not have to drag themselves out of bed to seek medical Mrs. Vandenengel said. should be able to stay put and be visited by a skilled nurse within six This nurse would be able to diagnose their illness and when it is something more serious than the flu she would help them get further Mrs. Vandenengel said. Nursing teachers agreed that not enough emphasis has been placed on community nursing in their curriculum. A director of health man- power Dr. Beverly Du said this could be re- medied with the integration of nursing into the general edu- cation system and the co-ordi- nation of student nursing with the training of other health workers. are not just changing the role of the we are starting a whole chain of events which will change the role and relationships of health care professionals and the pay scale for physicians and these community said Dr. Boyd president of the Canadian' Public Health Association. In Quebec several commu- nity health centres already ex- ist. Their 11-member ad- ministrative boards include five elected citizen represen- tatives. Citizens attend board meetings and play an active role in the centres' day-to-day administration. Cutback urged Mont. Montana's energy Lt.- Gov. Bill says that cutting back on the use of heating oil will serve the state agricultural industry. Commenting on President Nixon's energy conservation Christiansen said Montana needs lots of nitrogen fertilizers for one of the prime sources of nitrates is natural gas. view of Jupiter This released by NASA this shows screen on Earth. The spacecraft is expected to fly by the planet Jupiter taken by the Pioneer 10 Space- Jupiter on Dec. 3 at a distance of craft and was transmitted to a television monitor when the best photos are expected to be taken. Christmas ideas begin Stage 7 knits suit you for every event Get that easy-fit the luxury look you love with these beautiful two-piecers by Stage 7 Shirt-collared tops are finely have back zippers. Puil- on double knit pants Machine- washable. silver all colors or sizes in both Sizes 10-18. Check 'n' solid suit in acetate with polyester Contrasting narrow vinyl belt. Solid color suit in polyester with metallic Can TM Check'n'Solid Solid color Simpsons-Sears Ltd. 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