At the "Zurich Interprofessional Clinical Training Centre" (ZIPAS), trainees and students from different professions and educational levels care for patients together for three to four weeks under the supervision of experienced specialists.
Interaction between healthcare and social services
In the interests of holistic and integrated care, Careum is committed to networking the social and healthcare sectors. We therefore attach great importance to promoting interprofessionalism, in which various specialists work together to ensure optimal healthcare.
People's health and well-being depend on various influencing factors. In addition to physical and psychological factors, social aspects also play an important role. For example, the level of education, professional situation or socio-economic status have a formative influence on health.
Networking social and health care
Careum therefore pays particular attention to important social aspects in the field of healthcare. We address these at events such as the Careum Summer School and align our education and training programmes accordingly.
Our aim is to network the health and social sectors in favour of holistic and integrated healthcare by building bridges between the two areas. To this end, Careum wants to emphasise the areas of education, care and politics in particular.
Pioneering work in interprofessional collaboration
Careum has also been committed to high-quality projects in the field of interprofessional education and collaboration for several years. With interprofessional learning programmes, we promote exchange and networking between professional groups, patients, educational levels and institutions.
Interprofessional collaboration is seen as a promising means of meeting the challenges of the healthcare and social system. This involves cross-professional and cross-sector collaboration between specialists from different professional groups in order to ensure optimal healthcare and patient and family care.
Interprofessional and multidisciplinary collaboration is also a top priority on the Careum Campus. The "Careum Medical University Library", which serves as a joint information centre for medical and healthcare professions, creates the conditions for this.
Interprofessional education in Switzerland
As part of a Working Paper, the content and success factors of interprofessional education were collected from an international perspective in order to derive recommendations for future interprofessional education in Switzerland. These were prioritised for Switzerland in a workshop with experts and prepared in the form of a road map for the future of interprofessional education in Switzerland.
Careum Summer School
The Careum Summer School enables encounters with regard to interprofessional everyday working life. Trainees and students from different healthcare professions as well as patients, peers and relatives work together on a relevant issue.
There are serious challenges in the interaction between healthcare and social services. This is shown by interviews with experts. At the same time, they provide valuable insights for concrete solutions.