Interdisciplinary furthering of core competences in preparedness for rapid change, complex settings and occupational stress factors
Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH) / Site-project manager: Prof. Dr. Karin A. Peter
STRAIN - Work-related stress among health professionals in Switzerland
First results of the national STRAIN study, which aimed to reduce work-related stress among nurses, midwives, physicians, medical-technical and medical-therapeutic professionals working in Swiss hospitals, nursing homes and home care organisations by using a self-developed and evidence-based intervention program for health professional leaders.
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Karin A. Peter
Prof. Dr. Karin A. Peter is the Co-Head of the Innovationfiled Healthcare - Personnel Skills and Development at the Bern University of Applied Sciences. She also is a member of the CNHW steering committee and the national project leader of the STRAIN Project.
EQUI - Grademix and Diversity in Equilibrium
During the presentation, the most important results of the sub-project «EQUI - Grademix and Diversity in Equilibrium» will be presented. EQUI has the overall aim of developing evidence-based, needs-based and implementable concepts for Grademix management. At the same time, those concepts should make the quality and cost effectiveness in the field of long-term care transparent.
Project leader: Iris Lipp
Iris Lipp, MScN, is the project leader of the sub-project EQUI. She is a registered nurse and has been working as a research associate at the Bern University of Applied Sciences since 2019.
Occupational Careers and Job Retention of Health Professionals
Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) / Site-project manager: René Schaffert
Early professional careers of nurses in Switzerland
This longitudinal study to a cohort of tertiary level nurses graduating in 2011/12 investigated six years after entrance into profession. Analyses revealed a high rate of job change in the first years and reconciliation of work and family as well as working conditions as key aspects to increase retention.
Project leader: René Schaffert
René Schaffert has his background in nursing and sociology. As a researcher, he is interested in professional careers and retention in nursing and he has conducted studies to patient information and quality of care. As a lecturer, he works in the team for interprofessional collaboration and practice in the bachelor program at the School of Health Professions at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences.
Job satisfaction of midwives
The inventory of the professional situation of midwives showed that midwife-led models of care were rare in the Canton of Zurich. Implementing a midwife-initiated project, job satisfaction of midwives decreased in an early phase before increasing again. The long-term development of could not be yet be estimated.
Project leader: Dr. Susanne Grylka
Susanne Grylka is a midwife with a MSc in Midwifery and a PhD in Epidemiology. Since 2016 she works at Zurich University of Applied Sciences and is Deputy Head of the Research Unit for Midwifery Science. She has several years of clinical experience in different labour wards as well as an independent midwife and worked for three years as a research associate for the German arm of a European cluster randomised trial at Hannover Medical School. Her main research focus and areas of interest are models of care, caesarean section rates, early labour and job satisfaction of midwives.
Innovative Models of Inter-professional Care in Community Care for Elderly Poeple
The study explored the current challenges in community-based care of older people by conducting focus groups and expert interviews. We identified and evaluated innovative models of inter-professional cooperation in community care and investigated their potential, feasibility, and acceptance in a Swiss context.
Project leader: Ursula Meidert
Ursula Meidert, lic. phil, is a sociologist and works as a researcher and lecturer at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences at the Institute for Occupational Therapy of the School of Health Professions.
Development of Advanced Physiotherapy Practice (APP) Models in Switzerland
Our project team from the ZHAW and the HES-SO developed Physiotherapy Advanced Practice (APP) models for Switzerland. Two selected results are presented: Stakeholders’ core expectations towards APP in Switzerland and three generic APP-models based on the definition of APP.
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Irina Nast
Irina Nast, a psychologist, is senior researcher and teacher at the Institute of Physiotherapy of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW). Her focus is on the development and evaluation of new models of care in physiotherapy, including Advanced Physiotherapy Practice and Direct Access. In interdisciplinary projects, she continues to promote the involvement of health professionals and patients in the development of new technologies in physiotherapy. She teaches social science research methodology and supervises Bachelor, Master and PhD projects.
NATIONAL GRADUATE SURVEY OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS FROM UNIVERSITIES OF APPLIED SCIENCES
Three cohorts finishing their studies in a health profession across all universities of applied sciences for health professions, were surveyed during the last semester and one year after graduation.
Project leader: Dr. phil. Thomas Bucher
PROMOTION OF INTERPROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION IN PRACTICE
Based upon knowledge of the conditions and challenges of interprofessional collaboration, a model for coaching and training of institutions has been developed.
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Marion Huber
Retention of health care staff in the profession, ethical climate and ethics structures
University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) / Site-project manager: Dr. Tiziana Sala Defilippis
Moral concerns among independently working nurses, physicians and physiotherapists in Southern Switzerland: a qualitative study
This presentation includes some of the findings of the research project: Ethical concerns and job satisfaction among healthcare professionals working with outpatients.
We are delighted to present the findings of the qualitative study carried out before the pandemic outbreak. Our aim was that of investigating and understanding independent nurses’, general practitioners’ and physiotherapists’ main concerns in respect to ethical practice.
Project Leader: Dr. Tiziana Sala Defilippis
Dr. Tiziana Sala Defilippis, is a senior lecturer and researcher at the University of Applied Sciences, in the Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care. Her research interest is represented by descriptive ethics, more in detail she is interested in the process of moral wellbeing and moral resilience among healthcare professionals.
Ethical Concerns and Job Satisfaction Among Health-Care Professionals working with outpatients: quantitative results
The demand of home-based care is constantly increasing in Switzerland and in Europe. Outpatients are getting more complex as healthcare providers networks are set up to avoid an institutionalisation. Within these networks, independent nurses, physiotherapists and general practitioners play an important role. This study focuses on investigating moral distress and job satisfaction in order to find strategies to avoid healthcare professionals leaving the profession.
Project member: Annia Prati
Annia Prati is a registered nurse and scientific collaborator. She works at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) in the project “Ethical Concerns and Job Satisfaction Among Health-Care Professionals working with outpatients”. Furthermore, she works as a nurse at Ospedale Civico di Lugano in a medicine ward (focus nephrology). In 2015 she obtained the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) at SUPSI (Manno), and in 2019 she obtained the Master of Science in Nursing (MScN) at the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH).
Dealing with the shortage of skilled healthcare professionals: positioning, integrating and supporting informal caregivers
HES-SO University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland / Site-project manager: Prof. Dr. Annie Oulevey Bachmann
Assessing more efficiently the support needs in informal caregivers of persons with dementia (IC-D), a mixed-method study of current practices and alternative solutions: an online tool to assess the needs of IC-D and refer them to the relevant support services.
Project leader: Dr. Sandrine Pihet (School of Health Sciences - Fribourg)
Sandrine Pihet has a PhD in psychology and is trained as a psychotherapist. She is the lead of the aging research unit at the School of Health Fribourg since 2013. In this role, she develops and manages projects related to the care of the elderly and their families, with a particular focus on the informal caregivers of people with dementia. Her fields of expertise are the development and evaluation of psychoeducative interventions, psychometrics, and the collection of ecological data in daily life.
Project coordinator: Noémie Pasquier
After a master's degree in work and organizational psychology at the University of Bern, Noémie Pasquier started working at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland - School of Health Fribourg in 2017. She was first involved in the feasibility study for AIDER3, an incubator for projects in the field of support to family caregivers in French-speaking Switzerland. Since 2019, she coordinated the MeetMyNeeds project, which aims to develop an online tool for the needs assessment and the orientation of informal caregivers of persons with dementia.
Parents sentinel of the health of their child with intellectual and developmental disability: An innovative tool to provide respite to an endless parenthood.
Project leader: Françoise Cinter (School of Heath Sciences Geneva)
Needs, current clinical practices, and support for family caregivers in adult psychiatry in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.
Project leader: Dr. Kryzsztof Skuza (School of Health Sciences - HESAV)
A Service developped by students in 3 Schools of Health Sciences.
Project leader: Dr. Nicolas Kühne (School of Social Work and Health Sciences | EESP | Lausanne)
Integrating Family Caregivers’ Involvement in Care Measures to Prevent Delirium in Older Persons Hospitalised for Orthopaedic Surgery.
Project leader: Christine Cohen (School of Nursing la Santé La Source)
Church-based Volunteers in Community Care: Offering Support to Informal Caregivers.
Project leader: Dr. Alexander Bischoff (School of Health Sciences - Fribourg)
New care models and the retention of second victims in health care organizations
Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences (OST) / Site-project manager: Prof. Dr. phil. Andrea Kobleder