Visiting Nurses, Helping Mothers On The Margins  

Jill Tucker, RN says: “Traveling nurses are not only intimate with the health issues of the patients they visit, they know the families, domestic routines and environments of their patients too. Studies have shown that when nurses visited the homes of new mothers, there has been a measurable reduction in the infant mortality rate, as well as an improvement in the overall health of mothers. The nurses also provide a sympathetic ear for patients concerns, and offer pertinent advice. The best nurses can step outside and take a holistic approach to patient care, boldly venturing into the