Dipex Switzerland - Sharing patients' stories

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Patients’ stories let you explore the individual experiences of other people with health conditions. They give you the opportunity to explore different perspectives on the impact of specific health issues on everyday life, relationships and work, and to gain insight into decisions on treatment options and their effects.
On DIPEx Switzerland you will find patients’ stories illustrated by video and audio extracts from interviews with patients alongside commentary and contextual information on the health issue.


What is Dipex Switzerland?

We are an interdisciplinary group of researchers at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine at the University of Zurich, with a diverse network of partners. We collect and study patients' experiences through narrative interviews. By sharing these narratives about coping with health and illness, we create a resource to support other affected people and their loved ones. In addition, health teaching and research benefit from these direct descriptions. On this site you will find a wide variety of descriptions of health and illness experiences, told from the perspective of affected people and their loved ones.

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