Nadine Klose lives in Leipzig. She may be a nurse, but the health insurance companies dictate just how much care and comfort she can provide. And taking time to actually talk to patients is not factored into her schedule.
As Germany's elderly population continues to grow, its under-staffed old age care system is struggling to keep up. Chancellor Angela Merkel recently made good on a campaign pledge and visited a nursing home in Paderborn.
Thousands of doctors and nurses have left the two Balkan countries to find better jobs abroad, deepening the crisis in their already dysfunctional health systems. Boryana Dzhambazova and Claudia Ciobanu report.
A German court ruled against deporting Osama bin Laden's alleged bodyguard but authorities have no qualms expatriating well-integrated Afghans. Such inconsistency erodes trust in the rule of law, says DW's Felix Steiner.
A male nurse was arrested in Germany last month after his patient died under suspicious circumstances. The suspect admitted to stealing debit cards and 1,200 euros from the deceased elderly man.
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