DIPEx Switzerland is led by a group of researchers from the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (University of Zurich) and the Zurich University of Applied Sciences – School of Health Professions (ZHAW).
We conduct narrative interviews, enabling an understanding of people’s experiences of health issues, and providing resources for information and support that are freely available to patients, family members, clinicians, the training of healthcare professionals, and other researchers.
The systematic collection of evidence provides the opportunity to improve patient representation in clinically-relevant research, and similarly supplements teaching materials for healthcare professionals with important contextual information.
The DIPEx Switzerland research group provides opportunities for inter-professional and interdisciplinary collaboration, including establishing dialogue between scientific, artistic and medical humanities disciplines.
Special Topics of Interest
- Qualitative health research
- Patients' experience
DIPEx (Database of Individual Patient Experiences) – DIPEx.ch
Individual experiences with pandemic SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19)
Patients and Family Caregivers Illness Experience of Alzheimer’s: A Qualitative Study and Online Platform for Disseminating Knowledge on Alzheimer to the Public
Chronic Pain: Everyday experiences of an invisible disability
Talking About Life with Multiple Sclerosis. A Qualitative Study of Patient Experiences Development of DIPEx module MS
Talking About: self-determination and intensive care:
A Qualitative Study of Patient Experiences Development of DIPEx module: CMI
The Psychosocial Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and the Duodopa Pump: A Comparative Study for Parkinson’s Disease.
Autonomy and relations: investigating the role of shared decision making in young hemato-oncological patients.
- Individual experiences with pandemic SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19)