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MINOR GROUP 323: NURSING AND MIDWIFERY ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS
 


    Nursing and midwifery associate professionals apply medical concepts and principles relating to the delivery of babies and to nursing of the ill, injured or disabled, and of mothers and their newborn babies.

    Tasks performed usually include: helping medical doctors, or nursing and midwifery professionals, in the practical application of preventive and curative measures, and dealing with emergencies in their absence; providing nursing services, care and advice for the sick, injured, physically and mentally disabled and others in need of such care; delivering or assisting in the delivery of babies, and instructing mothers in baby care.

    Supervision of other workers may be included.

    It should be noted that depending on the specific tasks and degree of responsibility in executing them, as well as on the national educational and training requirements, it may be appropriate to classify some or all of the occupations that are identified here into Minor group 223, Nursing and midwifery professionals.

    Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups:

    3231 Nursing associate professionals

    3232 Midwifery associate professionals

   
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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.