French nurses' poll paints grim picture as virus cases soar

PARIS (AP) — A large number of French nurses who recorded becoming exhausted and fed up said they were exhaustion, 37 per cent of whom claimed they wished to change employment owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

On Sunday, COVID-19 infection rates rise throughout the world. The survey released by the National Order of Nurses.

On Saturday, the French medical authorities had about 26,900 fresh regular infections and four cities in LYON, LENOVE and Saint-Etienne in the southeast and LILLA, in the north entered Paris and Marseilles in their highest warning group.

Over the last week, there were fewer than 5 000 new clinics, 928 of which were in ICUs. The optimistic rate rose to 11 per cent with the growing amount of COVID-19 exams.

In France, almost 32,690 deaths of coronavirus have been counted however, owing to restricted studies and shortage of cases , the total figure is likely to be even higher.

Almost 59,400 nurses, out of 350,000 in the Order of Nurses, replied to the 2-7 Oct. survey on the health effects of the epidemic on their working conditions.

The figures rendered the profession 's terrible diagnostics and indicated that, considering the lessons learnt from the heightened virus epidemic of last spring, French medical facilities would not be able to cope with growing need.

According to the survey, 43 percent of nurses in public hospitals claim "We are best positioned to respond jointly to a new outbreak of infections."

The percentage of nurses in the private sector increases to 46 percent.

And about two thirds of respondents state that since the beginning of the recession their working standards have worsened.

The poll indicates that 57 per cent of those polled claim they have been tired since the beginning of the pandemic professionally and almost half claim that there is a clear possibility of exhaustion having an effect on the standard of the caregiving patients.

"The crisis ... is for 37% of nurses who react

They intend to move jobs "and 43%" do not know whether in five years ' time they would still be nurses, "the survey says it did not leave them a margin for mistake.

The National Nurses Order states that there are already 34,000 posts for nurses in France.

Superior wages and improved working standards and more workers in France, including through the pandemic have been seen sporadically by nurses and other health practitioners in France and elsewhere.

From this autumn they got minor pay rises in France.

The President of the National Order of Nurses, Ms Patrick Chamboredon, said in a statement following the survey that "today nurses have to tackle the rise of the COVID–19 cases and feel unarmed.

"We should not tolerate this," he added, of nurses who are "indispensable" for the health care system to operate.

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