Switzerland is facing a major shortage of nurses – and not just since the Covid-19 pandemic started. During lockdown, nurses were applauded from balconies. Now, they are calling for action to resolve the challenges facing their profession.

Parliament, however, is proposing different solutions from backers of the so-called "nursing initiative", which Swiss voters will decide whether or not to approve on November 28.

In the article below, Katy Romy outlines the main arguments and proposals of both sides. In your opinion, which approach is the better one and why?

If you are working in health care in Switzerland, what are your experiences with staffing shortages, high workload and burnout?

Or are you a member of the Swiss abroad community? How is the situation for nurses in the country you live in, compared to Switzerland?

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