Nov 11, 2019
In the second half of Cheryl’s conversation with Dr. Diana Anderson, they discuss this idea of what is the moral imperative of the architect to communicate research to clients and discuss potential benefits and harms of design. “Architects are sometimes torn between thinking about the state of healthcare outside of their individual project to a client,” Diana shares. “And I think we often have reservations about measuring design quality.” This and more on the changing face of the healthcare design from a “dochitect’s” perspective.
Dr. Anderson has worked on hospital design projects within the United States, Canada and Australia, specializing in medical planning of inpatient units, specifically intensive care unit environments. As a "dochitect", Dr. Anderson combines educational and professional experience in both medicine and architecture, in order to truly understand what is involved in medical planning and working within the healthcare environment. Learn more about Diana Anderson and her work by visiting http://www.dochitect.com/. Learn more about Clinicians for Design by visiting: https://www.cliniciansfordesign.com/. Download the Hazards of Hospitalization of the Elderly medical paper by Dr. Mortan Creditor from the Annals of Internal Medicine here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8417639.
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Somebody’s kid sibling gets into their parent’s closet and emerges, clothed in a dress or trousers that are 3 feet too long, trailing on the floor behind them.
It’s cute as all get-out, right?
It’s the end of 2019, and as healthcare thinking and design moves away from a one-size-fits-all, institutional mindset, towards a more personalized, individualized care model, you are looking for ways to move away from one-size-fits-all thinking in your hospital, healthcare & senior living projects.
Here’s a great example from one of our podcast guests, Sara Parsons with Gallun Snow Associates. Sara shares, “Different patient populations need different art and graphics. A still life of fruit will not comfort a surgery patient checking in on an empty stomach and a mountain stream may be uncomfortable for an ultrasound patient arriving as instructed with a full bladder.”
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In part two of Cheryl’s conversation with Dr. Diana Anderson, you will learn:
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