Together under one roof are four job-specific research units as well as the departmental offices for questions combining issues related to health systems and health care.
The research unit for Occupational Therapy prioritises projects that enable people with restricted abilities to achieve more autonomy and participation in life.
The research unit for Health Sciences puts its main focus on applied research and development in health systems and healthcare research.
The research unit of the Institute of Midwifery focuses on the care of women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.
The research team of the Institute of Nursing conducts applied research and development projects in the areas of optimal nursing care in nursing homes, hospitals and municipalities.
The research unit for Physiotherapy focuses on diagnostics and treatment, among others in the physical laboratory, as well as the study of the effectiveness of physiotherapy.
Development and validation of a tool for advising primiparous women during early labour (GebStart-Study)
Background Pregnant women experience early labour as the first phase of labour with different physical and emotional symptoms. Early admission to hospital has been found to be associated with increased intervention and caesarean section rates. However, primiparous women often contact the hospital before labour ...
Practical considerations for the application of occupational therapy at a physical distance
The Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), in collaboration with the Swiss Occupational Therapists Association, is developing a digital brochure on the use of occupational therapy at a distance for occupational therapists in the Swiss healthcare system. Spatial distance occupational therapy circumscribes all ...
Literature Screening for SSPH+
Preamble A large number of scientific publications become available on a daily basis, reflecting the rapid development of knowledge and progress of science on COVID-19 related issues. Leading authorities should base decisions or policies on this knowledge; hence they need to master the actual state of this ...