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Study of nursing occupations : Only one out of every 40. Students interested in care for the elderly

The announcement of a promotional campaign by the Federal government for the nursing profession seems to be strongly notzutun: According to a recent survey, it

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Study of nursing occupations : Only one out of every 40. Students interested in care for the elderly

The announcement of a promotional campaign by the Federal government for the nursing profession seems to be strongly notzutun: According to a recent survey, it will hold only six percent of students likely to work in such a Job. And for old-age care, where skilled workers are particularly sought after, with 2.6 per cent in just every forty.

For the study, which is the daily mirror, were interviewed 1532 students between 14 and 18 years of age. Initiated and evaluated. the centre for quality in care (ZQP), a non-profit Foundation in Berlin, dedicated to the promotion of old-age assistance, and research about "Our data give rise to the presumption that the Reputation of the care for the elderly is that the majority of students currently well," commented ZQP-Chairman of the Board, Ralf Suhr the result. It was "obvious that the working conditions in many places urgently need to be improved in order to be for the today's work force attractive".

high school graduates have the slightest interest

Particularly unattractive appears to be the care of the elderly prospective high school graduates. In spite of higher and higher technical challenges in this group of students only for two percent, a preferred professional destination. Under the main students and young people aiming for a medium maturity, is the rate at 3.4 percent. And as the authors write, are likely to overestimate these Figures, "the actual potential labour force for the care of the elderly, since the majority of these respondents also for at least one other nursing professional interested".

What's it due to the low interest for the care of the elderly, the study found. Not even ten percent of the respondents with such Jobs-free weekends, good career prospects and good pay. At the same time, ordinary salaries, and enough leisure for 90 percent of the most important criteria when choosing a career.

Main criteria: Decent pay, enough leisure time, good career opportunities

ways to contribute their own ideas, healthy working conditions, good supervisors, recognition, independent working, good opportunities for advancement, regular working hours, as well as the opportunity to work with modern technology – everything from respondents ' point of view, "critical points" for Jobs in the aged care sector, as the authors conclude, it would Add. Emphasizing that such attributions do not permit any statement about the actual professional life. That their own students ' experience with the patient affect the interest in the care of the elderly in any way, the study at least not.

Nevertheless, ZQP chief Suhr takes the negative evaluation as the occasion for an appeal to policy and employer. "Anyone who wants to increase the Chance in the competition for good talent, must ensure that an expansion of design spaces and areas of responsibility in the practice for suitably qualified care experts rapidly become a reality," he says. And that such a job profile "has to go hand-in-hand rule with the corresponding payment".

In other countries the profession more attractive

in fact, other countries are in the appreciation of the nursing profession. This was the result of a further study, which was published on Tuesday. While in Germany, "mostly on the principle of the medical Delegation" will held at the Nurses as the "extended Arm of the physician", held in the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands and Canada, a "partnership-based, team-oriented and legally legitimate job reallocation". The promote "interesting development options for Caring with the Acquisition of more responsible tasks than in this country", - stated in the analysis, commissioned by the Stiftung Münch, under the direction of Michael Ewers, the Director of the Institute for health and nursing science of the Charité hospital in Berlin.

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However, the Assumption of more caring responsibilities in the comparison countries was "not least due to a higher percentage of academic nursing staff possible," the authors note. While in Germany only one to two percent of the nursing graduates had completed a course of study of the care, location, the share of Academics in the Netherlands, at 45, and in Sweden and the UK, even at 100 percent. International higher education at the bachelor's level is now often a "prerequisite for admission as a nursing person".

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