Sonja Kapp

Still: On the first few pages, the reader wins first a sense of hopelessness about the current situation in the nursing profession. Because already in the explanation of the problem becomes clear that obviously the least can imagine actively caring about 50, until their regular retirement age, the loads are this profession to exert too big. But then a glimmer of hope: when changing the working conditions would maybe it was yet. More personnel and appreciation. Nourishing as helpless cog in a complex apparatus of care? Only by machine work instead maintain dignity? It seems so. But this approach would be too one-sided and also Wolfgang Hien is not satisfied with such. The responsibility of caring for their health comes in a detailed chapter on the topic of Burnout prevention to the language.

While the author is not afraid, for example, the helper syndrome,”to examine and the self care competence of nurses to appeal. The sisters even need to invest in their own health and also develop the ability to deal with time, so that they are capable, buffer the negative effects of growing and to ongoing job requirements “.” Without question. But the core result of Wolfgang Hiens study far goes further: it is the call to employers to invest in the preservation of health and work ability of older nurturing in the form of health-enhancing working conditions and training, as well as individual prevention measures. This, he takes the employer the duty to meet their caring responsibilities just opposite the nourishing better. The book is rounded off by concrete examples of the implementation of its proposals.

“” Authors, which is on the subject of emergency care “or working in the nursing profession” dare, always in danger of agitating or aspects on one side to look at. Wolfgang Hien in an impressive way, succeeded Causes of the early task of professional carers to consider. Offer of constructive suggestions for the appreciation of nurturing and its potential – thus for the sustainable improvement of working conditions in the maintenance – ultimately makes the book to a required reading for active caring and responsible persons in nursing homes.