[Tagging] healthcare : nurse <> nursing_home <> nursing

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Sun Aug 5 13:46:14 UTC 2018

In my experience a nurse is not a mappable object. They will work in
(or out of) different health care facilities.

A nursing home is a specialist care home for residents that have
medical needs and they will have nurses to provide medical care for
those residents.

The district nurse, who will sometime visit people in their homes, will
usually be based at the local doctors surgery/medical centre,
amenity=doctors. When visiting 'the doctors' you may be seen by a nurse
depending on needs.

The other, and obvious, place where there will be nurses is a hospital.
Hospitals will usually have both in-patients and out-patients who visit
the various clinics that operate in the hospital during the daytime.

Phil (trigpoint)

On Sat, 2018-08-04 at 21:39 +0000, marc marc wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to help a mapper to add the premise where a nurse works
> According to taginfo, several healthcare=* value look like similar
> https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/?key=healthcare#values
> nurse 44
> nursing_home 39
> nursing 24
> Home_Nursing 1
> wiki seem to only have one of them (and only a few line in french)
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/FR:Comment_cartographier_un_(sant
> %C3%A9)
> I also found some some variant
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:social_facility%3Dnursing_hom
> e
> but it's not the case here.
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Healthcare_2.0
> health_facility:type=office + office=nurse or
> health_person:type=nurse
> I was wondering if these terms were identical ?
> Regards,
> Marc
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