Young Nurses bet in winning experience in a german nursing home

Posted by | July 13, 2013 | Migration Testemonies


At a time when unemployment reaches record levels in Portugal and that emigration seems to have returned to values ‚Äč‚Äčrecorded in the last century, there are many nurses who try their luck abroad. The Nurse. ¬į Ana Isabel Diogo Lopes and enf ¬į Bai√£o are examples by choosing to work in a German home.

The language starts to be the biggest hurdle, but ended up becoming a huge asset. Being the “economic engine” of Europe, Germany has demonstrated considerable resistance to the crisis and therefore remains an important pole of attraction work. Furthermore, the countries of Germanic influence become, themselves in potential destinations.


But there was another reason for choosing these two young nurses Lisbon recompensed in the country of Goethe as health tourism to take its first steps in Portugal, you will need professionals who know how to communicate with users Germans, Austrians, Swiss and others.

The German course still held lands lusas, now after being selected by an undertaking of 120 elderly laces.
For Nurse Ana Isabel Diogo Lopes and Nurse Bai√£o was the beginning of a step that aimed to acquire ‘new skills, professional and personal enrichment’ and the possibility to have access to ‘new opportunities’.
Were both placed in a plant in Mutterstadt city in central Germany relatively close to the French border and Luxembourg. For integration to be the most suitable could enjoy the support of mentors. Simultaneously, the employing company gave support in housing, transport and the process of obtaining equivalence, among others.
0 taste for geriatric area was acquired, especially being aware that “the future of care goes here ‘, underlined the Nurse Ana Isabel Lopes.
As it would not be surprising – because in Germany the profession does not have a training at the level of Higher Education – the performance of the young Portuguese is widely praised. We have tools that support the care of a more holistic way, establishing a relationship with the patient proximity-based communication. We envision the elderly and families as partners in care, but the German colleagues do not always inform people about what is happening with their families, “elucidated Diogo Bai√£o.
Furthermore, “we do certain types of interventions in Germany are carried out by physicians, as is the case of intravenous administration of drugs.” The arrival and as they had no experience in homes, both had specific training for carers of older people.
Among the tasks they perform on a daily basis is those that concern << hygiene and comfort, prevention of pressure ulcers with changing decubitus and status check skin, assessment of vital signs, preparing and administering medications, besides the maintenance of records'. The ICNP ¬ģ is not used because in Germany we prefer to use simpler language based on 'areas of intervention. " For all this, the return to Portugal is not expected in the short to medium term. Source: ¬†http://www.ordemenfermeiros.pt/comunicacao/RevistaOE/ROE45/index.html#14/z

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