The following projects were carried out by, or in cooperation with, the School of Health Professions at the ZHAW.
Projects at the School of Health Professions
Intercultural Nursing Educators and Students (TraINErs)
Background: The diverse society in Switzerland dictates that intercultural competent nurses are needed. The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) however claims that healthcare staff in Switzerland lack intercultural skills. Training programs for health care professionals is considered a key intervention to reduce health disparities. The ...
A corpus linguistic approach to childhood public health
Digital Health for parents facing language and cultural access barriers to the Swiss health system
The goal of this project is the systematic and evidence based development of digital health care services for expecting parents and parents of infants, who are disadvantaged in the health care context of maternity care, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and pediatric care, because of language or cultural barriers. As a reference point ...
Telephone hotline of the Association of Midwives of Thurgau
Since the introduction of Swiss Diagnosis Related Groups (SwissDRG), the new tariff system for acute somatic inpatient hospital services, hospital stays after childbirth have shortened and accordingly outpatient postpartum care services provided by midwives have gradually gained more importance. It is therefore important that families who are not ...
Accessible communication between hearing-impaired people and healthcare professionals
The number of people, especially older adults, with disabling hearing loss is steadily increasing. To date, existing knowledge about this health condition and its impact on patients’ everyday life has not been transferred into developing a standardised communication model for inclusive practice in healthcare. Research, in fact, has mainly focused ...
Prevention and Intervention of Neck Pain in Swiss Office-Workers (NEXpro)
The Social Integration of People with Chronic Diseases Through Quantified Self Technologies
The aim of the project is to make a contribution to the area "Diversity" of the research focus "Social Integration". A publication is intended to highlight the gap between the needs of patients and health professionals. The aim is to develop solutions for medical-therapeutic practice as well as training and further education in order to support the ...
Health inequalities and the prolongation of working life
Current demographic and economic developments in Western societies fuel a trend of extending working life. The public and academic debates about postponing retirement age give little attention to heterogeneity in aging. This project aims at examining the effects of the transition from employment to retirement on health outcomes for different social ...
The influence of parental use of smartphones on maternal and paternal sensitivity to the infant
Sexual quality of life during the postpartum period
Sexual life is an important part of woman’s health. Childbirth is a stressful event, which can affect female sexual quality of life. Sexual dysfunction is prevalent in the postpartum period and might have adverse consequences on health and wellbeing but also burden the relationship. The sexuality after having given birth is a little researched ...