Healthcare of the future – 4 students about their hopes and dreams
Together with healthcare professionals, we strive for a better quality of life for our target groups and for better quality work for the people who work in healthcare. Today, on International Nurses Day, we asked 4 students from 4 different countries about their dreams and expectations for the future of healthcare.
‘Doing something for someone else’ was an important motivation for students Zarah, Sarah, Ninon and Loubna to start working in healthcare. Ninon Oriol (21, France, 2nd year nursing school) says that the variation within the profession also appeals to her: “And you can keep developing yourself, thanks to pharmaceutical discoveries and care technology.”
Zarah De Decker from Belgium (20 years old, nursing student) wants to make sure that she continues to get satisfaction from her work every day. “I hope that I will always be there with full dedication for my patients.”
Adjusted to modern times
Loubna Lamin (19 years old) from the Netherlands, 3rd year student of Social Care, was positively surprised by the modern approach during her internships. “The places where I did an internship have evolved enormously with the times. Everything was designed for the clients and the convenience for the care workers. Very nice to see. ”
“It is 100% worth it”
The hard work is not something that Sarah Murphy from England (22 years old, care assistant in a hospice and nursing student from September) will shy away from: “I expect my future job to be extremely challenging, but that it will be 100% worth it! I can help people and give back to such a great community! ”
More appreciation after Covid-19
According to Zarah from Belgium, health care, and especially the way care is viewed, has changed due to Covid-19: “I hear a lot more appreciation for the carers and I think that more and more people have started to see how important we are as nurses . ”
Loubna from the Netherlands also sees a change: “I think there has been more respect. With passion and love we continued to take care of people where family members often could not and were not allowed to come near. ”
Quality of work
What is the best way to help healthcare professionals according to the professionals of the future? Sarah emphasizes the importance of time for each other: “Not only time for patients and clients, but also for colleagues!” Ninon believes that good quality work also requires good resources, such as appropriate equipment and good communication.
Inclusive world for people with a cognitive challenge
At Tover we stand for a loving and inclusive world. What does inclusivity in care mean for Zarah, Sarah, Ninon and Loubna?
Zarah: “It seems to me extremely important that all matters are discussed, that we are even more there for each other and dare to speak up when things go wrong. In this way I think we will have even more understanding for each other and can take better care of each other. ”
Ninon: “By changing the way we deal with people with cognitive challenges, and by de-stigmatizing it, we will be surprised by the richness these people can offer us.”
Loubna: Every client is different, every care requirement is different. The care you apply must therefore be diverse. ”
Sarah: “I think the best way to make the world more inclusive for people with cognitive challenges is to be open to all people – no two people are the same!”
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