Fields of Innovation & Interdisciplinary Themes

We use our expertise to help you generate, enhance, conceive, model, network, implement, transfer and evaluate the knowledge of nursing in your field of practice.

Psychosocial health affects everyone. With tailored, sustainable research projects, we aim to gain a better understanding of psychosocial health and develop solutions for early intervention. Our emphasis is, therefore, on health promotion and prevention among individuals working in nursing, care and treatment. Our research focus is classified into three themes:

  • Diversity, Equal Opportunities and Health Literacy
  • Aggression and Conflict Management
  • Long-term Care, Chronic Illnesses and Multimorbidity

Projects on Psychosocial Health

  • Lindenhof professor for psychiatric nursing
  • MOCCA: DemenzCoach training evaluation
  • Diversity skills in nursing
  • Nursing communications

A future-oriented, needs-based approach to the development of healthcare forms the foundation of optimum nursing, treatment and care. We make a sustainable contribution to this objective with research projects on the following themes:

  • Needs planning for qualified healthcare professionals
  • Grade and skill mix and diversity of qualified healthcare professionals
  • Skills, roles and skills development

Projects on Healthcare Personnel Skills and Development

  • PERoPA
  • Comeback: return to nursing
  • CNHW Competence Network Health Workforce
  • Promotion of dual competence profiles

Providing the best possible care means constantly improving the quality of your work. Therefore, our expertise focuses on quality development that makes a difference, thereby improving patient safety on a long-term basis and promoting best practice. We help your institution, organisation or company measure and promote quality, and develop instruments and methods for improving and ensuring quality.

Projects on Quality and Quality Development

  • ANQ National Prevalence Measurement
  • RESPONS 2019 & RESPONS-Fam 2019
  • Case-centred interprofessional working
  • Swiss Center for Design and Health

Technology is an increasingly influential factor in everyday healthcare. Our research focuses on the optimisation of human-technology interaction in health promotion, prevention, nursing, treatment and care, and integrates the perspectives of qualified healthcare professionals, patients and their relatives. Our ambition is for digitalisation to generate tangible benefits and added value, while maintaining a consistent focus on the everyday needs of users.

Projects on Technology and Health

  • ‘inCLOUsiv’ digital community
  • VergissMeinNicht

We aim to integrate the involvement of patients and their relatives (user involvement) into our everyday teaching and research. To this end, our PIONEERS I project gathered preliminary experiences in the implementation of user involvement in research projects and courses and clarified the structural and organisational framework with everyone involved.

Our PIONEERS II project is systematically establishing and expanding user involvement professionally and interprofessionally in the teaching and research of the Department of Health Professions. This means that in future, patients and their relatives will be involved and have a voice, either as co-lecturers in teaching or, in the case of research, in an advisory capacity on supervisory committees with different skills requirements.

Experiences of implementation and cooperation with patients and their relatives will be evaluated on an ongoing basis. Together with the results of the PIONEERS I and II projects, these experiences will form the basis of guidelines for patients and their relatives for their involvement in teaching, research and continuing education at the Department of Health Professions, including a multi-stage model and detailed position profiles.

Old age healthcare is becoming an increasingly important area for all settings and for qualified health professionals, especially nurses. Our research into the cross-cutting topic of ageing focuses on the themes of quality of life, health promotion and participation in old age. Contributions from registered nurses and nursing organisations enhance our view of these themes. Our research focuses on nursing as part of an integrated healthcare system, from supporting independent living at home to acute crisis situations, to more comprehensive nursing and care settings including end-of-life situations.