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  • Finding a name

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    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 […]

  • In the field
  • Moving In

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       “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 […]

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  • What is home treatment?

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    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 […]

  • Facts
  • What is Hjemmeenheden?

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    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 […]