BIgA - Berliner Institut für gesundheitliche Arbeit 
BIgA - Berlin Institute for Health Work


The registered, non-profit Berlin Institute for Health Work (BIgA) promotes science and research as well as general and vocational training in the field of health care, taking into account diversification and diversity. 

The Berlin Institute for Health Work (BIgA) was founded in 2019 by members who already have many years of experience in the practice of teaching, research, consulting, management and publication in the healthcare sector. They work both in different health care institutions and academic training institutions as well as independently in their own practice. They contribute comprehensive knowledge and years of experience to this institute, offering a joint workspace beyond professional and institutional barriers.

​The work of the Berlin Institute for Health Work (BIgA) takes into account the diversity of life and knowledge and includes

  • Development and realization of research projects in the broadest possible spectrum of health work at local, national and international level,

  • Publications on health knowledge and health practice in the areas of prevention, therapy and rehabilitation as well as teaching and care

  • Training and seminars for individuals, groups and organizations.

​The  projects of the Berliner Institut für gesundheitliche Arbeit (BIgA) reflect the different professional backgrounds of its members: sociology, psychology, nursing science, health science and medicine. This gives the option to work on topics of health care, research and teaching from a social and natural science perspective.

Current research, evaluation and publication activities of the Berlin Institute for Health Work (BIgA) include the following topics:

  • Psychosocial interventions in institutions for people with dementia

  • Complementary methods in therapy and rehabilitation of women with breast cancer

  • Reasons for nurses to remain in the learned profession

  • Systemic procedures for organizing acute and long-term care

  • Qualitative methods for measuring the impact of psychosocial interventions on people with dementia.