Design for Health Care

Afzali, Minou (10 September 2022). Design for Health Care In: 19th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science 2020 – Designing the Future of Healthcare – Nurses Taking the Lead. Bern. 09.09.2022 until 10.09.2022.

Today’s healthcare system is permeated with design questions: To what extent does the spatial environment contribute to patient ag-gression? How can people with dementia better orient themselves in the hospital? How can communication between nurses and foreign-language patients be improved? Or: How must an intensive care unit be designed to support staff’s work processes? In order to be able to answer these complex questions, knowledge and competences from different fields are needed. The lecture will give an overview of evidence-based design in health contexts and show how interprofessional collaboration between re-searchers from different fields, such as design, architecture and nurs-ing can work. It will address both the potential and challenges of in-terdisciplinary research using concrete project examples. At the newly founded Swiss Center for Design and Health (SCDH), knowledge and research competences of different disciplines are used to answer complex questions in healthcare and to come up with innovative solu-tions.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)


Bern Academy of the Arts
Bern Academy of the Arts > Institute of Design Research
Bern Academy of the Arts > Institute of Design Research > Social Design
Bern Academy of the Arts > Institute of Design Research > Health Care Communication Design HCCD


Afzali, Minou0000-0003-0768-4698


N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine




Minou Afzali

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28 Nov 2022 15:05

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28 Nov 2022 15:05


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