Nursing Research

Nursing Research deals with the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based measures in patient care, as well as the investigation of innovative, efficient and patient-orientated care models.

One main area of work is the recording and evaluation of experience with patients and their needs, particularly for patients who stay in the intensive care ward for protracted periods.

We cooperate closely with a variety of disciplines in the health service and with providers of training and education: for example, Universities of Applied Sciences and University Research in Nursing and Midwifery (University of Basel) at the Inselspital, Bern University Hospital (as part of the academic/practice partnership between Bern University Hospital and the Institute of Nursing Science at the University of Basel).

Outcome measurement and outpatient consultation hours for former long-term patients

Outcome measurement

We carry out a quality assessment of all former long-term patients (hospitalisation > 7 days). Through telephone calls, over the course of a year the health-related quality of life, the regaining of independence in everyday life as well as demographic data after an extended stay in the intensive care unit is recorded.

Outpatient consultation

Outpatient consultations are part of the result monitoring process. Six months after leaving the department, former long-term patients of the intensive care unit can attend an outpatient consultation. An attending specialist from the intensive care unit and an expert for intensive care are present during this consultation.