Alexander Bischoff, PhD, MPH, RN

Parcours / Lebenslauf
Alexander Bischoff was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and trained as a nurse in Switzerland. He was involved in primary health care in Angola for several years, received his Masters in Community Health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and his PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Basel. He carried out short-term assignments and consultancies in countries including Rwanda, Zanzibar, Guinea-Bissau, Angola, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Belarus, Tanzania, Cameroon, South Africa, Togo and Tajikistan. His research interests are intercultural communication, community interpreting, health care disparities and human resources for health. He is dean of research and development at the School of Health Sciences, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Fribourg.


Champs de compétences / Forschungsschwerpunkte


Health care intepreting, primary health care, community nursing, global health


Publications actuelles / Aktuelle Publikationen


Bischoff, A. (2017). Review of Hsieh, Elaine (2016) Bilingual health communication: Working with interpreters in cross-cultural care. New York/London: Routledge, 2016. 364 pp. ISBN 978-1-138-99945-9. Interpreting, 19(2), 299-304. doi: 10.1075/intp.19.2.10bis 
Bischoff, A. 2017. Grundversorgung in der Gemeinde: Wo stehen die Hausärzte? Und wo die Pflegenden? Praxis, 106(9), 447-448. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a002663
Bischoff, A. 2016. Establishing a faith-based organisation nursing school within a national primary health care programme in rural Tanzania: an auto-ethnographic case study. Global Health Action, 9, 1-11.
Beran, D., Aebischer Perone, S., Alcoba, G., Bischoff, A., Bussien, C.-L., Eperon, G., Hagon, O., Heller, O., Jacquerioz Bausch, F., Perone, N., Vogel, T. & Chappuis, F. 2016. Partnerships in global health and collaborative governance: lessons learnt from the Division of Tropical and Humanitarian Medicine at the Geneva University Hospitals. Globalization and Health, 12, 1-13. doi: 10.1186/s12992-016-0156-x 
Bischoff, A. 2016. Pflege und Migration. Medicus Mundi Bulletin, 137, 3-6
Sailer Schramm, M. & Bischoff, A. 2015. «Ohne Onko-Spitex wäre ich verloren» Qualitäts-Messung in der Onko-Spitex Aargau (OSA). Onkologiepflege / Soins en oncologie / Cure oncologiche, 9-11
Bischoff, A. 2015. Global Health and Nursing. MMS Bulletin, 131, 2-3
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Alexander Bischoff 

PhD, Doyen recherche appliquée et développement / Dekan für Forschung und Entwicklung

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Hochschule für Gesundheit Freiburg

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