What Is Client Care?

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In a healthcare context, client care is a broad term that refers to interacting with and treating medical patients. Whether the person being cared for is referred to as a patient or a client, the concept of providing good care and following necessary rules and laws stays the same.

Client care and patient care are terms that can be used interchangeably in a healthcare context. Nurses, doctors, assistants, technicians and other healthcare workers are all responsible in some way for client care. Nurses may find themselves managing client care, which could include coordinating with physicians and other professionals and generally ensuring that a patient's needs are being properly taken care of. Some healthcare providers use patient care technicians to assist with tasks like drawing blood, taking vital signs and recording symptoms and treatments on a patient's chart as well as providing physical therapy.