International health professionals are needed to fulfill the needs of Swedish healthcare
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With increasing population due to international students, families coming to Sweden for work and immigrants, the burden on the Swedish healthcare is increasing day by day. With rising demands for health professionals, the waiting period is prolonged. Health professionals (nurses, dentists and doctors) from other European Union countries along with International health professionals when added to the healthcare system could provide the solution to this problem. However, the problem is that they are expected to qualify the professional level Swedish exam which takes a lot of time and efforts. International professionals should be allowed to work with ‘C’ and ‘D’ level Swedish language.
Especially for patients with dental complications, there is a long queue for appointments and all the dental patients including the Swedes have to wait as long as 3 to 4 weeks even for the smallest of dental treatments. A study done by researchers show that "long waiting times prior to a scheduled dental appointment have a negative effect on patients' satisfaction with their visit, the evaluations of the patient-provider relationship and the patients' intentions to return".
Your decision to sign this petition will definitely help to solve the healthcare crisis including dental, for Swedish population as many dentists who have completed 'C' and 'D' level Swedish will be able to provide dental care who are bound by the strict Swedish language requirements. Your help in this regard will be appreciated. Raise the awareness and sign this petition so that more and more Swedes can claim their right to dental care at their convenience and time. Thank you.
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