Time to Care 2007 - Changing Care
”Changing Care” was the title of an event that took place at the Castle Hindsgavl, Middelfart from 14th to 16th May. The participants were international professionals and managers from the health care sector. The objective was to establish a new, international network working together to create a better working environment among the nursing and hospital staff.
In spite of many years of efforts to create better working conditions for the nursing staff in hospitals and institutions worldwide, the curve showing work-related injuries has not yet been broken. Simultaneously, an increased number of employees experience that time to care has been reduced.
What does it take to solve these great challenges? And how can the caretaker’s conditions be changed and improved? These were among the questions, which the conference aimed at trying to answer.
The participants, some 30 people, did not have all these questions answered, but they had an opportunity to share their thoughts on the general, international challenges, that everyone face and knowledge was exchanged. This will lead to immediate development of new methods in the nursing work.
During the conference the participants were challenged by experts within a number of relevant subjects, among these psychology in order to effect changes, robot technology and certification.
The conference, arranged by Guldmann, was an immense success, thanks to a committed, enthusiastic and focused effort by everyone. Pat Alexander, MSc LPD PGCE MCSP from England, stated:
Kathleen Nelson, Physical Therapist Ergonomic Specialist from South Coast Hospital Group, Massachusetts, USA confirmed:
The two participants were also excited about the form of the event, where the contributions were replaced by group discussions and all participants joining together: