Hanover - The Doctors' Day spoke out in favor of strengthening the cooperation between general practitioners and company doctors in terms of professional reintegration. In order to achieve improvements in this area, joint further training measures on in-company integration management are to be offered. The Doctors' Day also welcomed the resolution of the conference on safeguarding the next generation of occupational medicine by the Committee for Occupational Medicine at the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and supports the planned alliance for the promotion of young people in occupational medicine.
Expand morbidity and mortality conferences < / strong> The delegates have called for more and more frequent morbidity and mortality conferences both in the outpatient sector and in hospitals. According to resolution, the conferences are an important instrument in further and continuing medical education and quality management.
No disadvantage for people after psychotherapy People who have undergone psychotherapy are not allowed to The delegates in Hanover demanded that they be disadvantaged. The number of diagnosed mental illnesses is increasing, as are the number of days of incapacity for work and sick days, as well as early retirement due to mental disorders. At present, people who have undergone psychotherapy would be disadvantaged, for example when taking out insurance, occupational disability and life insurance, as well as serving as civil servant. Parents would meanwhile reject necessary psychotherapy for their children for fear of later disadvantages, warned the medical parliament.
In addition, the German Medical Association unanimously demanded that addiction diseases should be equated with other psychiatric diseases in diagnosis and therapy. Every psychiatric illness can be treated and billed in psychiatric outpatient clinics."It cannot be that addictions are excluded from this and that treatment is only possible here if there is another psychiatric illness," criticized the Doctors' Association.
According to current practice, the health insurance companies can cancel the treatment reimbursement for addictive diseases up to two years after treatment, provided that no second psychiatric illness can be determined. "This represents discrimination of addicts compared to other mentally ill people", so the doctors 'day.
In addition, the doctors' parliament called on the state governments to create timely and practical legal regulations for the treatment of mentally ill people who are unable to consent. The fact that in some federal states the laws for the mentally ill no longer apply due to ruling by the Federal Constitutional Court have created uncertainty among doctors and patients regarding the responsible ethical handling of forced treatment.
Grant to universities Adapt clinics to collectively agreed pay increases In further resolution, the delegates demanded that the subsidy from the federal states for research and teaching at the university clinics should in future be fully automatically adjusted to the respective collectively agreed pay increases. It is unreasonable for the university clinics to have to absorb tariff increases in wages for their staff through savings such as staff cuts.
In addition, the Doctors' Conference has asked the state government and the state parliament of Saxony-Anhalt to close the university medical locations in Halle and Magdeburg and to secure the financing of teaching and research at these locations. The unanimous resolution states that the maximum medical care in Saxony-Anhalt can only be guaranteed through both locations.