Our solution to the skill worker shortage in the medical care sector
Hello there! We’re the YES-Team from the Landschulheim Grovesmühle (short: LSG) and
are currently working on the topic proposed by the YES-Team called: “Applaus allein reicht
nicht – wie können Pflegeberufe attraktiver werden?” (engl.: only applause isn’t enough –
how can nursing professions be made more attractive?). Over the past few months we’ve
tried to come up with solutions to this problem, and our idea is called: careducation.
As you can see in the shown graphs, the German nursing industry has a major issue to be addressed and fought: Until 2030 there’ll be around 500.000 nurses less than needed to fulfill the demand. And furthermore many people, especially young students, don’t think that nurse is a profession worth pursuing in the future, due to it being underpayed and requiring lots (often times too much) of effort. It’s also said that being a nurse only has negative sides. However that’s deeply wrong!
Many people only view this profession as exhausting, tiring and stressful, however it’s also got beautiful sides and a promising future ahead! And that’s what we want to address with our project.
careducation goes to schools and wants to change the student’s attitudes. We’ve designed a portfolio with lots and lots of information on nursing and tasks, fun and challenging, that can be done by students in 8th grade or higher. Special about that is, that this project-day does not in fact need lots of preparation. A teacher only needs to access our assignment-pool, in which we’ve collected information on four different categories (history, image, future and education). The teacher can then manually decide which tasks they’d like to do in class/on the project day. Solutions, hints and other helpful advice are, of course, given too. The tasks will then show the students the unbiased truth about the nursing profession and, hopefully, awake their interest, destroy their prejudices and show them the beauty of caring/nursing!
The assignment-pool is available on our website: