Bern University of Applied Sciences
Department of Health Professions
Applied Research and Development
Prof. Dr. Sabine Hahn
Tel. +41 31 848 35 08
This project is part of a cooperation between the Swiss Universities in Health to establish a competence centre for workforce shortage among health professionals. Different sub-projects will develop basic knowledge and measures.
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The site project will consist of two projects. These projects will focus on the organisation of work (grade-mix: mixture of different levels of skilled staff), and stress factors in the workplace (working conditions, psychosocial stress). The working conditions, job satisfaction, intention to leave, and quality of care, all have a large influence on one other.
In order to significantly delay the skilled staff shortages, a deeper understanding regarding the work environments, the organisation of work and the organisation itself, is required. This will enable future improvement of the working conditions, job organisation, along with job satisfaction.
The projects will be conducted in collaboration with various departments within the BFH (e.g., technology, art, health care communication design and economics), and will also collaborate with experts from universities throughout Switzerland. Both projects will develop the four following information guidelines: analysis and generation of basic knowledge, development of interventions, implementation and evaluation, and development of educational programs.
Sub-project I: EQUI – Grademix und Diversität im stabilen Gleichgewicht
Sub-project II: STRAIN – Work-related Stress among health professionals in Switzerland