Professional Nursing

To ensure you receive the best possible medical care, we exclusively work with experienced affiliated doctors who are specialists in their field. The main advantage of our affiliated doctor system is that it enables you to choose which doctor you would like to see.

Professional nursing…

  • … is aimed at people in all stages of life, individuals, families, groups and communities, the sick and their relatives, as well as disabled and healthy people;
  • … includes, on a continuum, tasks to maintain and promote health, prevention, birth preparation and assistance, acute conditions, during convalescence and rehabilitation, long-term care and palliative care;
  • … is based on a relationship between the people being cared for and their caregivers, which is characterised by caring attention, empathy, and compassion. The relationship allows the resources of those involved to unfold, openness to the proximity necessary for care and the setting of common goals;
THE FIELD OF NURSING IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING AND FACES NEW CHALLENGES EVERY DAY. IT IS ALL THE MORE IMPORTANT TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER IN AN INTERDISCIPLINARY WAY, TO WORK IN A SOLUTION-ORIENTED MANNER AND TO MAINTAIN A MOTIVATIONAL ATTITUDE SO AS TO OFFER A HIGH LEVEL OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE AND THE BEST POSSIBLE CARE TO PATIENTS.

Delphine Schafter, Head of IMCU

  • … records the resources and care needs of the people being cared for, sets goals, plans and implements care interventions (using the necessary interpersonal and technical skills) and evaluates the results;
  • … based on evidence, reflected experience and preferences of the people being cared for, incorporates physical, mental, spiritual, phenomenological, sociocultural, age and gender aspects and takes ethical guidelines into account;
  • … includes clinical, pedagogical, scientific and managerial tasks, which are carried out in addition by nurses with basic training and those who have completed various further training courses, generalists and specialists; 
I ALSO SEE THE NURSING PROFESSION AS A SERVICE THAT I PROVIDE WITH PASSION AND CAN THEREBY ACHIEVE SATISFACTION FOR THE CUSTOMER, WHICH HE TAKES HOME AS A POSITIVE MEMORY.

Marion Hämmerle, Head of A1/A2 

  •  …takes place in cooperation with the people being cared for, caregiving relatives and members of assistant professions in a multiprofessional team with doctors and members of other professions in the healthcare sector. In doing so, nurses take over management roles or work under the direction of others. However, they are always responsible for their own decisions, actions and conduct;
  • …is practised both in healthcare institutions and outside, wherever people live, learn and work.

Definition according to Spichiger et al. (2004) for the project “Future of Medicine in Switzerland” by the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences. This includes the elements of the definition by the International Council of Nurses ICN (2008)
Sources:ICN (2008) Nursing Care Continuum: Framework and Competencies, ICN Regulation Series - Spichiger, E., Kesselring, A., Spirig, R. De Geest, S. (2004) Professionelle Pflege neu definiert: Zwei Kernsätze und acht Ergänzungen. [Professional nursing care redefined: Two core statements and eight additions]. Krankenpflege 8/2004

PROFESSIONAL NURSING INVOLVES CONTINUOUS GROWTH OF THE RELATIONSHIP AND TRUST BETWEEN PATIENTS AND NURSES THROUGH HOLISTIC CARE. FOR ME, THIS MEANS PROMOTING AND MAINTAINING THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ABILITY OF THE PATIENT. WE ACHIEVE THIS THROUGH INTERDISCIPLINARY COOPERATION AND THE INVOLVEMENT OF THE RELATIVES. IN THIS WAY, THE QUALITY OF LIFE AND AUTONOMY OF THE PATIENT CAN BE MAINTAINED OR IMPROVED. THE ASSESSMENT OF THE NEED FOR CARE IS SUPPORTED BY EVIDENCE-BASED KNOWLEDGE AND THE REFLECTED EXPERIENCE OF THE NURSE.

Luzia Rieder, Graduate Registered Nurse  Department A1/A2