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  • Finding a name


    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


       “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 […]

  • Facts
  • 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?


    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 […]