We are working in an obviously sick system that needs to be changed immediately.
Doctor, but also mother, lover, friend, sister and daughter
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“I think we should Recognize that the need for balance in working life is important. But against this we need to run the hospital 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
This opinion belongs to Bjorn Atle Lein Bjornbeth, CEO of Oslo University Hospital.. He was the principal manager under whom my late colleague Miken Schultz worked.
This summer, Miken decided to end his career. His fiancee and father of the couple’s two young children, Stig Amundrud, helped us Focus on the work pressure that has made his beloved Miken very ill. An obviously sick system that needs to be replaced immediately.
Title Beck “A Doctor’s Life” What followed Mikan’s death, and it was the collective roar of Norwegian doctors with stories from the darkest corners of our public health system. Many stories have emerged.
Stories of doctors who don’t drink, eat or sleep during 24-hour shifts, stories about co-workers who end up in the emergency room after work. Doctors who suffer from kidney failure due to not urinating at work, many colleagues do not have time to look after their children at home. This is a very dangerous read that will make all the adults in Hells-Norge act immediately.
However, remarkably little is happening. We have not heard a single word about what should be done to improve the working conditions of doctors in the public health system.
A look at the list of Hells-Norway’s most powerful also shows a common thread, which is that most are miles away from us on the ground. They don’t carry an emergency call, defibrillator or birth stick to work. They don’t start their night shift at 3pm in the country’s emergency department.
Not going to night work before dinner.
I am lucky Having a boss who made arrangements for me during both pregnancy and infancy.
So I can choose to be quiet. But after the act of “legermåleve”, it is clear that it is not about individual stories, but about the systematic exploitation of a large number of my colleagues.
We can no longer remain silent about this, we need changes to ensure safe and responsible working conditions.
It is the responsibility of the authorities To ensure adequate staffing and funding. It is mathematically impossible to overburden doctors without money to handle these tasks. But that is what has happened in recent years. Some want a cheap healthcare system that ends up costing more, and in the worst case it costs them their lives.
Doctors in the public health system are not on the list of the most powerful people in Norwegian healthcare, but we receive patients from duty number nineteen.
If we are to continue to stand there, we must be heard. Because #legermåleve!
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