Compassion, trust and close contact
Nurses provide care to patients both on their own initiative and according to medical prescriptions, ensuring their well-being at all stages of their illness, be it physical or mental. They combine human qualities with scientific or technical skills to offer preventative, curative and palliative care or to improve health.
Employed at hospitals, clinics, medical/social care institutions or by a home care service, nurses frequently form part of a multidisciplinary care team and cooperate with doctors, physiotherapists and social workers.
Skills required: interpersonal skills – an ability to cope with stress – versatility – organisation – flexibility – sense of responsibility