Four in ten nurses say that the health crisis due to Covid-19 “made them want to change jobs”, according to a broad consultation conducted by the Order of Nurses, which wishes to give the profession “prospects for the future”. “The texts governing the nursing profession have not changed since 2002 in France. Things must be readjusted for now and for the future”, explained Saturday, May 8 on franceinfo Patrick Chamboredon, president of the National Nursing Order.
franceinfo: Is this a new phenomenon?
Patrick Chamboredon: This figure is confirmed by the figures we had last year in September, so we can say that it is a stable trend, but we absolutely have to draw the consequences.
Do you feel this weariness in the services?
Yes. Olivier Véran has done a lot through the Ségur de la santé, he has improved the profession financially, we have returned to an acceptable level, but beyond that we can clearly see that nurses do a lot more things. During the Covid-19 they provided the first line, they faced all the health needs.
“There, the profession begins to be exhausted. It is a warning signal that we are pulling to attract the eye of the government to cause this development.”Patrick Chamboredon, President of the National Nursing Order.
Is the health crisis an opportunity to review the missions of nurses?
There are things that we do or could do that could be attributed to us because we know that we are in a shortage, that health needs have increased considerably, that chronic diseases are of the essence. more and more exponential, and especially that we move towards a mode of prevention. We can see that vaccines are prevention and therefore nurses ask for new tasks.
What new tasks?
Vaccination for example. Nurses are the essential cog in vaccinodromes, they are often nurses who vaccinate, who continue to provide care as close as possible to patients, to prescribe vaccination. It should stay in the hands of nurses. This exists in other countries, such as Spain where since the Spanish fever vaccination has been completely entrusted to nurses and there are excellent coverage rates. The texts governing the nursing profession have not changed since 2002 in France. Things have to be readjusted for now and for the future.