the future of nursing – nursing shortage – grim predictions

Zukunft der Pflege – Pflegefachkräftemangel – düstere Prognosen

A state of emergency to nurses

“I think of Germany at night, then I sleep…”

– the famous Verse of Heinrich Heine, could nowadays come wonderful from the mouth to the head of a nursing institution. Germany not only lacks regional Doctors, but throughout the country also nurses.

This will have many a head of nursing facilities and hospitals, sleepless nights. Although the EU is looking more and more often, find employers increasingly rare sufficient nurses for their facilities. Desperate employers are unusual and very long distances to find qualified nursing staff. What is the reason of this deficiency and what needs to be done to find a way out of the Dilemma?

The number of needy increases

Due to the demographic change is to be expected with a steady increase in the number of people needing care. According to the Federal Ministry of health, approximately 2.86 million care life the most deprived persons in Germany (as of 2015). The forecast of the Ministry shows a significant increase in:

Zukunft der Pflege – Pflegefachkräftemangel – düstere Prognosen

On the Basis of a permanently constant age-specific care of the probability of the number of the patient would lead to an increase in the social care insurance to 3,62 million in 2030, and amounted to 4.51 million in the year 2045. This is only one of a number of forecasts that make it clear that the health sector faces major challenges.

The labour market in the area of care under pressure

In almost all länder, there is a shortage of skilled workers in the health, nursing and rescue Department and obstetrics. In Berlin, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony and Thuringia, the indicators on bottlenecks suggest.

The shortage of skilled workers in care for the elderly focuses on registered professionals and specialists, and shows, without exception, in all of the länder. In any state computer are sufficient unemployed candidates available to occupy the BA reported.

The search abroad – is this the solution?

Longer the Agency tried to find caregivers in other European countries – finally, a high level of youth unemployment in some European countries. There ought to a foster home in Germany. Of the nationwide 210.000 apprentices in health and social care, around one in seven has a foreign nationality. Most of them have a Turkish passport, followed by people from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Poland. Among the workers in the health area of the poles, however, the largest foreign group. Also, the majority of foreign carers for the elderly (currently 8,500 Employees) have a Polish passport. Through agreements with Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Philippines in addition, nursing staff should be brought to Germany. Also, a project with the Chinese labour administration exists. Nurse Marek, sister Giovanna, and the old nurse Dimitra would maintain the grandmother and the well-traveled sister Ling Shu make in the future society. Many Spanish nurses go back to their homeland because the conditions are so bad here.

How attractive Germany is for foreign nurses?

Germany stands in the international competition with many Nations. Germany remains unattractive for skilled foreign workers. So not a permanent condition, and the Recruitment of nurses from abroad can be comprehensive and extensive work, it would have to come in Germany, however, fundamental changes. For this purpose, the reduction of the bureaucratic burden for foreign applicants, for example. Rigid Tests to ascertain the language skills as well as problems in the recognition of qualifications in Germany nursing jobs for foreigners in Germany is still not attractive. Thus, many hiring managers see so far, the solution in a different way, to mend your staffing levels: staff will continue to be formed, improves the working climate and absenteeism can be reduced. Many companies also want to train more and the Option, employees from the competition to poach, is for the entrepreneur more attractive. But how long will that go well?

A bleak picture. For the future, the economic Institute Prognos AG paints in his study “care of the landscape by 2030,” even darker clouds on the sky of the German labour market. Fears of total economic impact, at the latest, when the existing professionals in other industries to see increasingly forced to care for their dependent relatives.

The Image of the nurse: to Help out?

Zukunft der Pflege – Pflegefachkräftemangel – düstere PrognosenObviously, also the nursing profession itself is not attractive enough for young people from Germany and also lateral entrants from other occupational sectors as an Alternative in question. Nursing jobs are and for a long time were in terms of pay and working conditions, a real step-children. Activities qualified nursing staff were rarely on civil service and trainees, services passed. A wealthy society like the German, however, must recognize, rather, that skilled care has motivated workers to their price – at least if our Generation has to be maintained, you will remember the failures of today.

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