German nurses report constant disrespect & need for security: “If we are not fast enough, then we are ‘bitches’ and ‘sluts'”

Bielefeld. The local editorial office received a lot of feedback on the reporting on verbal and physical attacks in Bielefeld hospitals . Above all, young nurses came forward because they no longer feel safe at their own workplace.

They hope for a rethink in the emergency rooms and on the stations. As reported, the Bethel Evangelical Institute has now launched a de-escalation program, reflecting on self-defense and emergency buttons. In other cities, security services in the emergency room are part of everyday life.

A young nurse (all report anonymously) reports that the increase in verbal and physical violence has long been felt. Insults are now the order of the day, especially of southern patients and relatives, “she explains.” The threats that we have to put up with on a daily basis are ready. ”

She tells of a shocking case in which she had to resuscitate a patient at night with a doctor. “When I left the room for a short while to get medication, I was sneered at by a patient about how long it would take.”

When she told him that a life-threatening emergency needed the full attention of the staff, “he spit on my feet.”

Note the translation of southern is from südländisch and refers broadly to the Mediterranean

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