- I am a nurse at a drøntravlt medical ward
- yesterday I worked one hour over to help my colleague.
- And I went home kind of the bad conscience of leaving her alone with 13 demanding patients to the night.
And she had it bad, that I had not gone to the time.
so begins Ida's letter to the nation! on the reality she experiences in the Danish health care system. Ida - as you might know from the post as a Nurse was embarrassed: Not enough food to patients and Give me a 3. hand: Nurse satisfied with 14,000 paid per. month would like to change the way people outside the system are talking about healthcare - because she seems to the whole nursing profession has been transformed into a society where it is almost a virtue to påråbe themselves the victim-role! And it is a sin, she writes:
- I have in-depth knowledge of the nurse's inappropriate workflow and unhealthy working environment, but I'm about to be satiated!
I also know to be full of the same pessimistic rhetoric about the deteriorating conditions in the Danish healthcare system!
yes, the politicians have indisputable starved health sector!
- Yes, we are busy, why the daily work going on in the inappropriately high speed!
- Yes, we are under tremendous time pressure!
- Yes, it is knaldhamrende hard!
- Yes, it threatens patient safety!
- Yes, we do our absolute best and then to turn the nose homewards, with a discontented heart!
And yes, overbebyrdelsen can for some be a direct source of stress!
- No, sparerunder and drastic cuts in the health service is not justifiable!
- No, effektivitering and increased production requirements is not appropriate!
- No, the fewer warm hands and a larger patientflow do not result in optimal care!
- No, patients do not receive satisfactory care bl.a. in the form of the involvement, presence and continuity!
And no, Lars Løkke may have never spent one second in a hospital bed on a overbelagt section!
- We know it well. And we know that it is all-essential that the deterioration in working conditions will be disseminated, so that the conditions hopefully will be changed.
- But where are my colleagues agonizing competent!
- Where are my co-workers extremely caring!
- Where are my colleagues, tenacious, committed, and still determined to spread the good energy, and where are my colleagues eager to perform a nice piece of work!
- My colleagues respect each other! My colleagues are sovereign to help each other!
- My co-workers laugh with each other! My co-workers cry with each other! And my co-workers can complain to - and about each other!
- My colleagues are very good to get the daily workflow to roll!
- My colleagues are very good to be aware of each other!
- My colleagues are very good to cooperate and share the workload balanced!
And my co-workers meetings are always in the watch with renewed renewed positivity and renewed entusiame!
- We can not manage the workload in an optimal way. We can not handle the time constraints in a satisfactory manner and we may not perform nursing in a wholehearted manner.
- But we try. And we do it well, writes Ida, but what do you think?