The world is facing a global healthcare workforce crisis and a future of too much work with too few workers – but design principles can, if well implemented, help alleviate the growing demographic and health challenges.
Successive generations have benefitted in extraordinary fashion from the exploitation of the planet’s natural resources, but in doing so, future generations’ ability to enjoy the same benefits may have been squandered.
Many people suffering from dementia are able to reside in their own house initially but eventually end up in a residential care centre. The talk examines a new concept that provides a sense of ownership and control for residents – a feeling of having their own home.
Putting Cleveland Clinic in place: findings and implications from mixed-methods research for place-based health
This session will describe and share the research methods and projects deployed to inform design and operational decision-making that helped Cleveland Clinic arrive at its current inpatient facility model.
This talk considers the Scottish Government’s 20:20 Vision for NHS Scotland, which established a strategy for safe, sustainable, place-based, person-centred care close to home.
Research has discovered seven known elements of enriched environments that simulate our brains’ biological and chemical operating systems. This presentation will review the physiological and psychological evidence for these seven elements.
Achieving universal health coverage remains key to the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda. This talk addresses how to overcome a sparse or lack of formal facilities across remote and rural areas.
This presentation will illustrate how the creative intelligence of design can transform and improve the physical and mental environments in behavioural health, and how by working in collaboration with service providers and users, we can design for better outcomes that can reach from an individual sense of dignity to the greater whole – a pebble in the pond, from individual to a global reach.
Mind-enhancing environments, intelligence assemblies, and collective intelligence were some of the design innovations that formed the basis of a stirring keynote address from Geoff Mulgan, chief executive of innovation fund Nesta, at the European Healthcare Design 2019 Congress last week.
The use of design principles rather than detailed model prescription provides part of the answer to the key question: what is the best way of meeting the needs of our patients and the wider population? So said Nigel Edwards, chief executive of the Nuffield Trust, which aims to improve healthcare in the UK through evidence and analysis, as he brought the first day of European Healthcare Design to a close last week in London.