Competence Centre for Healthcare Practices and Policies

Head: Maria Caiata
The Competence Centre for Healthcare Practices and Policies was established in 2018, circled around various research studies on clinical-welfare processes and the organisational systems in which they are set. The aim of the Centre is to develop and promote healthcare practices and policies that are effective, ethical and socially sustainable, and that, based on shared scientific findings, focus on the safety and wellbeing of patients, their family members and socio-healthcare professionals.

The 21st century is undergoing a series of wide-ranging, new socio-healthcare challenges, which include: population aging with the associated rise in chronic illnesses and polymorbidity; increase in healthcare service requirements and complexity; the need for new roles in the healthcare sector as a result of medical advancements; growing demands imposed on healthcare professionals; technological innovations and digitalisation; the emergence of numerous ethical issues; rising healthcare costs.  

In this context, the Competence Centre for Healthcare Practices and Polices conducts applied research studies and designs services in the clinical-welfare and socio-political fields.  

The multidisciplinary team is formed by researchers from the fields of health, human and social sciences. Many team members also participate in undergraduate and continuing education programmes, therefore ensuring that teaching and research activities are bound together in a process of reciprocal enhancement, and that close contact is maintained with the local area.  


Full information about the Centre can be found at:
www.supsi.ch/pps
(website in italian)

 
Contacts
st.wwwsupsi@supsi.ch