Informal care: a crucial form of healthcare

Informal care is an unpaid form of health care that is provided often by family or friends.  With a growing senior population, you can imagine that the informal care demands are growing as fast. To create an image of formal care in Europe; how many people are informal caregivers for example, and how many time…

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A 2018 trend: The development of personalized care

Personalized care and integrating precision medicine into our healthcare system is a rising trend. Not just for 2018, but also for more years to come, this development will impact the healthcare industry heavily. There are a few breakthroughs in healthcare that guide us to a more patient centered system. Doctor´s visits are often replaced by…

Age discrimination

Age discrimination

We speak of age discrimination or ageism when you are discriminated because: You are (or are not) a certain age or in a certain age group Someone thinks you are (or are not) a specific age or age group. This is known as discrimination by perception You are connected to someone of a specific age…

Nurse protection systems

Nurse protection systems

Nurse protection systems are used by the nurses or doctors in case they need help. These systems are usually used in mental health institutions or nursing homes with residents that have a form of dementia. There are multiple hardware systems that are used to send an alarm. Preferably systems that are not obvious for the…

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International Nurses Day

The 12th of May is International Nurses Day. Every year at this date we commemorate the crucial role that caregivers play in modern society. There will be activities within many caring institutions this day. Nurses and care givers will show how passionate they are about healthcare and well-being. The International Council of Nurses (ICN) determines…

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Care systems! What is it?

Various systems are part of care systems which in any way contribute to the welware of the people. A well-known example of a care system is the nurse call systems. Through nurse call systems, the residents, clients or patients are able to call a care professional or family member. By the 4 main elements which…