Impatient and self-confident, the association representatives presented at the 10th Health Care Congress in Hamburg.
They called on politicians to act. "1.2 million nurses are an enormous power potential. We are also voters," said Andreas Westerfellhaus home opener for Congress.
The President of the German Care Council (DPR) made it clear that politicians would be well advised not to underestimate this potential. For a day without nursing staff at the hospital is in his opinion a more effective threat of force as a day without doctors.
After the year of 2011 has been found to care from his perspective as a flop, the nurses now expect the policy framework that makes the exercise of the nursing profession more attractive.
These include the introduction of a self-management, a professional care law, are allowed to assist the victims and "close, value respectful cooperation with physicians."