Sex and health medicine. Fnopi: “Ensuring the quality of services measured by the needs of the individual by the nurses”

The need to assess the impact of biological (gender-specific) and socioeconomic (gender-specific) differences on each person’s health and disease status: men and women often have different conditions, symptoms and even response to treatments and also have different reactions based on access to care with inequality gender related. Focus at the national meeting of the Fnopi in Naples.

July 07

The nurses’ appeal, in accordance with their own code of ethics, for universities to train future nurses, to orders the provinces to organize all initiatives necessary to take care of the assistance needs and public health of citizens. On this topic, the Union organized in Naples, as part of the Health Laboratory 20/30 of the Forum on Risk Management, the national event “From medicine to gender health in differences – concerns of the nursing profession“.

The need to assess the impact of biological (gender-specific) and socioeconomic (gender-specific) differences on each person’s health and disease status: men and women often have different conditions, symptoms and even response to treatments and also have different reactions based on access to care with inequality gender related. The profession of nurse responds to the personal needs of the individual and not to the pathology, it personalizes the treatments.

On these needs, FNOPI will also involve other institutions and federations of professions – which are in Naples at a round table on this topic – so that there are only high-quality services in the “singularity of sex”.

But be careful: No medicine, but gender health, union explains. “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity.” (WHO 1948), while medicine is the science that studies diseases, their treatment and prevention.

A discipline that helps to reduce inequality, to embody the principle of equality, the overall integration of different skills: the allocation of care transcends gender and concerns itself with the person.

The new Nurses Code of Ethics is also clear in this sense: “The nurse cares and cares for the assistance, respecting dignity, freedom, equality, his life choices and the concept of health and well-being, without any discrimination social, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic, religious or cultural. He refrains from any form of discrimination and blaming everyone who meets him in his work. ‘: The nurse does not essentially declare ‘who’ helps and treats, but rather ‘helps’ and treats.

With regard to nurses in particular, the high proportion of professionals-women need, in terms of gender differences, genuine professional growth “to break down the cultural barrier that holds them back from progressing to cover management and management roles. Representation in nursing professions and implementation of work-life reconciliation projects, Which often remains only good intentions“, The chief said Barbara Mangiacavalli In his opening speech at the meeting.

“In provincial orders – he continues – it’s a male climb and there are few colleagues involved in professional representation (the percentage of bosses doesn’t reach 30%). The reasons are many and must be fought culturally, such as the misconception that women cannot run a family and make a job, or that If she is working, she has to sacrifice herself by asking to work part-time or reduced hours.”

Another reason is Balance life with work: “Projects that can help are often not done, especially in public administrations—recalls the president—the nursing job works in shifts, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can hardly be reconciled with running a household without real help.”

This is why many nurses ask for a reduction in the number of hours. “If before they had to take care of young children – concludes President Fenubi – now, as the population gets old, they have to take care of elderly parents: by doing caring work, if there is a need in the family, the current nurse ends up intervening within the family.”

This also increases the shortage of professionals, which is already more than critical (almost 100,000 missing), and there is a risk of feeding “missed treats” which, regardless of cause and quality, have a negative effect even when sex (by gender) is to Broader definitions (identifies fragility)Gender, social and psychological status, age, culture…) that is, when “difference” is seen as diversity rather than uniqueness.

Nurses know how to deal with the problem: Personalizing care goes beyond sex because it treats the person. That is why the path is clear: respect and non-discrimination; Do not abandon respect for the concept of life, health and well-being, still read their code of ethics. It is a commitment that arose from the confrontation in Naples.

07 July 2022
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