Care for the elderly - the only real shortage of skilled workers?
Already, the situation in many nursing homes is unreasonable: too little workforce, but more and more to do. Nursing home care could be a real future profession - if only the lousy payment would not be.
The discrepancy between the hard work and the barren wage as well as the increasing life expectancy of the population also lead to the fact that the care of the elderly is treated as a secure shortage job - junior staff urgently sought.
New laws have to come
But what if workers have to work but the job does not change? Well, it makes him more attractive - Altenpflege as a marketing gag, so to speak.
Namely, by simply merging several professions, which are supposed to overlap contentwise. Thus one can read in a corner-point paper of the federal state country working group "advancement of the nursing professions":
Out of the coalition agreement for the 17. The Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, responsible for the provision of care for the elderly, and the Federal Ministry of Health, responsible for health and nursing education, as well as for health and pediatric nursing education, are planning to modernize and bring together basic nursing education.
The geriatric nursing education, health and nursing education and health and child care education are combined into a generalist nursing education and regulated as vocational training in part 1 of the law.
Reasons for the project
The reasons for this project can also be found relatively openly in the "Eckpunkte-Papier". The measure is primarily aimed at the feared Skills shortage counteract:
The labor market in the service sector Nursing requires the flexible and universal use of nurses in times of demographic change. The differentiation of nursing professions by age group no longer corresponds to the state of knowledge of nursing science.
The combination of nursing professions increases the attractiveness of the vocational training for young people. The employment and development opportunities are improved over the entire period of the working life and thus also the individual professional satisfaction is strengthened.
Care for the elderly as a marketing gag?
In the text of the text: On the other hand, the number of possible emergency forces (I express this at this point deliberately) should be increased by creating a broader base of flexibly deployable specialists.
On the other hand, by merging with supposedly more attractive age groups the profession is to be made more attractive by the back door. Old-age care is almost a marketing gag.
Resistance to this project is stirring now. The Aliens Care Alliance launched an e-petition against the bill in June and put together all kinds of material on the site.
So writes about Professor Dr. Karl-Heinz Sahmel from the Department of Nursing Education at the University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen:
"Elderly care is not nursing." Working with old people means preserving and promoting quality of life within existing opportunities. "
One must ask oneself whether the Federal Government makes the practical deficit, which it really wants to prevent, practically by itself by means of this law.
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