Nursing or Physiotherapy?

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Aarinn
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Could anyone from these courses help differ between them - I have been doing some research and cannot decide which one would be the best choice for myself.

I really need to type up my personal statement for Jan deadline but cannot decide on anything
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Could anyone from these courses help differ between them - I have been doing some research and cannot decide which one would be the best choice for myself.

I really need to type up my personal statement for Jan deadline but cannot decide on anything
I'm sure that physiotherapists can expand on this, but their job revolves around people's mobility and assessing such. On the ward I work on (vascular & general surgery), physiotherapists work on people's mobility post op to work on getting them back to usual mobility or establishing ceiling of new levels of mobility (especially if they've had an amputation).

As for nursing... it depends on which branch. I'm an adult nurse; my training was all about adults' physical health. It's stereotypically about hands on care but is a lot more than that - it involves a lot about medication management, wound management (particularly in my current job), prevention and treatment of physical health conditions, working with the MDT (which physios also do).
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Could anyone from these courses help differ between them - I have been doing some research and cannot decide which one would be the best choice for myself.

I really need to type up my personal statement for Jan deadline but cannot decide on anything
Just to add what Emily said in her post #2 .
I'm currently working as a adult nurse working in ICU/ transplant area and it about helping the patient back to good health after a major operation like a organ transplant that the nurses & pyshiotherpy will work together to insure that they up and about as soon as it possible can after coming out of ICU and onto ward.
As nursing has vast area of fields to work in you'll find everyone has a different role to play but all are crucial and important to the health of the patients.


The primary role of a nurse is to advocate and care for individuals and support them through health and illness. However, there are various other responsibilities of a nurse that form a part of the role of a nurse, including to:

Record medical history and symptoms
Collaborate with teams to plan for patient care
Advocate for the health and wellbeing of patients
Monitor patient health and record signs
Administer medications and treatments
Operate medical equipment
Perform diagnostic tests
Educate patients about management of illnesses
Provide support and advice to patients

The primary role of a nurse is to advocate and care for individuals and support them through health and illness. However, there are various other responsibilities of a nurse that form a part of the role of a nurse, including to:
Record medical history and symptoms
Collaborate with teams to plan for patient care
Advocate for the health and wellbeing of patients
Monitor patient health and record signs
Administer medications and treatments
Operate medical equipment
Perform diagnostic tests
Educate patients about management of illnesses
Provide support and advice to patients

Patient care
A nurse is a caregiver for patients and helps to manage physical needs, prevent illness, and treat health conditions. To do this, they need to observe and monitor the patient, recording any relevant information to aid in treatment decision-making.

Throughout the treatment process, the nurse follows the progress of the patient and acts accordingly with the patient’s best interests in mind. The care provided by a nurse extends beyond the administration of medications and other therapies. They are responsible for the holistic care of patients, which encompasses the psychosocial, developmental, cultural, and spiritual needs of the individual.


Planning of care
A nurse is directly involved in the decision-making process for the treatment of patients. It is important that they are able to think critically when assessing patient signs and identifying potential problems so that they can make the appropriate recommendations and actions.
As other health professionals, such as doctors or specialists, are usually in charge of making the final treatment decisions, nurses should be able to communicate information regarding patient health effectively. Nurses are the most familiar with the individual patient situation as they monitor their signs and symptoms on an ongoing basis and should collaborate with other members of the medical team to promote the best patient health outcomes.

Patient Education and Support
Nurses are also responsible for ensuring that patients are able to understand their health, illnesses, medications, and treatments to the best of their ability. This is of the essence when patients are discharged from hospital and need to take control of their own treatments.

A nurse should take the time to explain to the patient and their family or caregiver what to do and what to expect when they leave the hospital or medical clinic. They should also make sure that the patient feels supported and knows where to seek additional information.


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Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. It can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future.
It takes a holistic approach that involves the patient directly in their own care.
When is physiotherapy used...........
Physiotherapy can be helpful for people of all ages with a wide range of health conditions, including problems affecting the bones, joints and soft tissue – such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and sports injuries
brain or nervous system – such as movement problems resulting from a stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson's disease
heart and circulation – such as rehabilitation after a heart attack
lungs and breathing – such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis
Physiotherapy can improve your physical activity while helping you to prevent further injuries.

Physiotherapists............
Physiotherapy is provided by specially trained and regulated practitioners called physiotherapists.

Physiotherapists often work as part of a multidisciplinary team in various areas of medicine and settings, including: hospitals, community health centres or clinics
some GP surgeries, some sports teams, clubs, charities and workplaces
Some physiotherapists can also offer home visits etc.

What physiotherapists do
Physiotherapists consider the body as a whole, rather than just focusing on the individual aspects of an injury or illness.
Some of the main approaches used by physiotherapists include:
education and advice – physiotherapists can give general advice about things that can affect your daily lives, such as posture and correct lifting or carrying techniques to help prevent injuries
movement, tailored exercise and physical activity advice – exercises may be recommended to improve your general health and mobility, and to strengthen specific parts of your body
manual therapy – where the physiotherapist uses their hands to help relieve pain and stiffness, and to encourage better movement of the body
There are other techniques that may sometimes be used, such as exercises carried out in water (hydrotherapy or aquatic therapy) or acupuncture.
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