What is Careum?
Careum is a non-profit foundation based in Zurich. It promotes education in health and social care.
What is Careum's vision?
To create a democratic and effective healthcare system through interprofessional education.
What does Careum do?
Careum supports the transformation of the healthcare system through educational programmes and promotes innovation in healthcare education policy. Careum actively seeks relevant solutions, ensures the sustainable implementation of Careum projects and cultivates an international network.
What values does Careum abide by?
Careum is a spiritually, financially and politically independent organisation that maintains a liberal attitude and looks beyond disciplinary boundaries.
The seven Careum basic principles
These basic principles determine the way we think and act with regard to all occupations in the healthcare system.
Careum fosters interprofessional cooperation through interdisciplinary educational programmes.
Careum brings together health and education policy in a dialogue on issues concerning the future.
Careum cultivates the skills required for effective cooperation in all educational programmes.
Patient competence and participation
The perspective of patients and relatives must be an integral part of all educational programmes.
Contextual knowledge of health policy
Expertise in the healthcare system must be an integral part of all educational programmes.
The use of new technologies and dealing with the social benefits and consequences of this must be an integral part of all educational programmes.
Systematic management of information and knowledge must be an integral part of all educational programmes.