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Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME)

Davide Zani

Davide Zani

  • Postgraduate Fellow

Short Bio

I studied medicine and surgery at the University of Brescia in northern Italy and then started training in psychiatry and psychotherapy in Switzerland in 2021, in a multi-centre mental health service in the canton of Grisons (Psychiatrische Dienste Graubünden, PDGR), gaining clinical experience in acute, elderly and addiction inpatient settings. I am pursuing my doctoral studies (Dr. med.) at the University of Zurich on the epidemiology of relapses of SMIs patients in decentralised care systems. In September 2023 I have started a Scholarship in Bioethics at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics (IBME) of the University Zurich. Last but not least, I am a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Psychiatric Trainees (IJPT).

Research Interest

  • Training in psychiatry
  • Epidemiology of mental disorders
  • Suicide
  • Compulsory treatment measures
  • Psychiatric ethics and philosophy

Ongoing Projects

  • Epidemiology of relapses of SMIs patients in decentralised care systems.
  • Evolution of compulsory (psychiatric) medical treatment regulations in Switzerland and European countries.