How do we get the home more into the hospital? We wanted to find out! Therefore we tried to decorate the treatment room, as if we were inviting friends to our home for cake and coffee. We brought our own balls, napkins, table-cloths, vase for flowers etc. to create a homy feeling.. Then we invited our nurses […]
Throughout the last two moths we have had dusins of interviews, formal as well as informal, with patients waiting for blod results or consultation, nurses in the lunchbreaks, longer dialogues when the staff dropped by our room to chat, introduced to relatives in the hallway etc. All of these amazing and valuable insights where divided […]
We had transformed the “Home treatment room” into a box of cardboard, in order to build the ideas of patients and staff in real size. Come join at friday the 8th of April between 11.00 – 16.00 in room 4. pssst… We have hot coffee and sweets!
During our initial field studies we found that both patients and medical staff at Rigshospitalet found the name Hjemmeenheden quite misleading. “Come on, its not like being at home here” – Nurse Therefore our first workshop with, and requested by, the medical staff, is to find a new name for Hjemmeenheden through the use of idea generative […]
“When designers work as facilitators rather than detached observers, the last remnants of the idea that researchers ought to be detached, impartial observers— “flies on the wall” — disappear. What comes about is the idea that design is supposed to be an exploration people do together, and the design process should reflect that” (Zimmerman […]
Home chemotherapy has been developed by the nurse Katrine Fridthjof, who won 6 months from “IdéRiget” to develop and implement her idea at Rigshospitalet. Home chemotherapy is a new form of treatment that allows patients to have their chemo “to go”, instead of staying at the hospital. The treatment consists of an IV bag attached […]
As the “to go” treatment involves regular ambulatory visits, which is around every third day at the hospitals (Copenhagen Health Cluster, 2015), there is need for a room that caters to those that don’t fit in the hospitalized or the traditional outpatient clinics. The hospital calls this new group semi-ambulatory patients, the patients that: “fall […]