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Physician Assistant - profession with perspective

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It has been around for a long time in the U.S., now it also exists in Germany: the profession of the physician assistant. He can support and relieve the doctor, giving him more time for the patients. Learn more about this profession in our interview.

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Olga Wart
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: SilverFit – Training and gaming for the elderly
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Physician Assistant - profession with perspective


Image: A young woman takes another young woman's blood sample; Copyright: Trautmann
The doctor's profession is exhausting and involves many different activities. For a long time, there have been discussions about how doctors can be supported by other specialists. One solution: help from so-called physician assistants. The profession, which exist much longer, for example, in the USA, involves various activities normally carried out by doctors. Doctors are thus relieved, patients can be better looked after. The German Medical Assembly (Deutscher Ärztetag) has now approved this concept in Germany.
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Physician Assistant - profession with perspective
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SilverFit – Training and gaming for the elderly

Topic of the Month

Image: Two elderly are sitting beside each other, looking on a screen, where a bingo game can be seen. One woman is standing up; Copyright: SilverFit, Robert ten Berge
Movement is good for health, but people do it less and less as they age. The Dutch company SilverFit wants to counteract this. Their devices that combine sport and game are primarily aimed at elderly people. Their goal: to give people joy, fun and motivation to move – both in rehabilitation and in daily life.
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SilverFit – Training and gaming for the elderly
New technologies in physiotherapy
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