Inpatient care with heart and mind

Our nursing staff is the largest group of professionals in the Schüchtermann-Klinik, and they are in constant touch and most intensive contact with our patients. Consequently, the satisfaction and the wellbeing of our patients depend to a considerable extent on how personally and empathetically the nursing care is given. High-performance medicine becomes wholistic and humane only, if the patient is not just reduced to his or her clinical picture but is seen as an individual and treated correspondingly. Our nursing staff is prepared to be measured against this assertion.
On the other hand, humane competence alone will not achieve excellent nursing services. In a highly engineered medical environment the nursing expert qualification is a decisive success factor. That is why we always employ highly skilled and accordingly registered nurses. Our nursing staff has a comprehensive range of additional qualifications and continuously participates in advanced professional training.


“When a man does not know what harbour he is making for, no wind is the right wind!“ Accordingly, the nursing care in the Schüchtermann-Klinik follows a determined nursing process, which defines the individual nursing targets for each patient and identifies the proper nursing measures. The nursing process of the Schüchtermann-Klinik begins as early as on admission of the patient and comprises in particular:

  • nursing history on admission
  • specification of the nursing targets
  • scheduling of the nursing measures
  • basic and treatment nursing
  • nursing documentation
  • evaluation of the nursing success
  • nursing transition on discharge

In selected fields we pay nursing visits which intend – comparable to the round made by the physicians – to agree with the patient on the ongoing nursing process.
An essential general nursing target of the Schüchtermann-Klinik is to restore the independence and autonomy of the patient as soon as possible. In close cooperation with the therapeutical services of the hospital the patient-activating nursing service contributes to the patient being quickly mobilised thus avoiding any complications.

To achieve a uniformly high nursing quality in the course of the nursing process, the nursing measures are defined and documented as nursing standards. Our hopital’s nursing standards, which are elaborated and implemented by our nursing standards working group, are based, among others, on the Germany-wide applicable nursing expert standards of the DNQP (Deutsches Netzwerk für Qualitätsentwicklung in der Pflege, German network for quality development in nursing).


The nursing care provided at the Schüchtermann-Klinik offers many opportunities. Nursing staff work in all specialist medical departments, so that the fields of application and responsibilities are correspondingly multifaceted and diversified. Information on the further qualification of our nursing staff can be found here.