work & care integra preliminary project
- Firstly, this involves an investigation into the terms within which Spitex can manage to employ relatives providing care. In some cantons and local Spitex organisations, these commitments have already been in place for a number of years. These employment relationships are being explored to ascertain their current feasibility as well as being reviewed with regard to their improvement potential. As well as legal and organisational matters, matters pertaining to ethics in connection with care provided by relatives are also evaluated.
- Secondly, a review is conducted to assess how relatives providing care can improve their educational profile through training and continuing development within the context of their employment and thus increase their skills in supporting people needing care. In this respect, ensuring training and continuing development for relatives providing care, be it for basic vocational training in healthcare or for individually tailored educational objectives, is a completely new approach.
The “work & care integra” preliminary project simultaneously addresses a number of challenges in Swiss healthcare and society. The sub projects are substantiated in a pilot project and suitable partners are also sought.
Prof. Dr. Iren Bischofberger, Careum Research
Christine Rex, MScN, Programme Director MAS in Care Management, Kalaidos UAS, Health and Care Expert APN RegioSpitex Limmattal
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