Health and Gestaltung


»Re-Inventing the Patient« is an interdisciplinary, international research programme by the project »Health & Gestaltung« and its collaboration partners. It examines the current influencing factors and design parameters in the treatment of patients inside and outside the hospital: researchers from medicine, architecture, design, game studies, computer science, ethnology and cultural studies are involved in analysing the design of clinical treatment processes, spaces and very real objects (including the hospital bed, patient files and consent forms). In which contexts did they emerge historically, and where can problems be found today? We view the research process itself as a design process – our work involves an interactive collaboration of different disciplines from which new strategies are developed. Within an innovative framework of processes, spaces and objects, these strategies can lead to long-term changes in the role and involvement of the patient at their centre.


Principal Investigators
Schäffner, Wolfgang Prof. Dr. phil. (Details) (Knowledge and Cultural History)

Duration of Project
Start date: 01/2012
End date: 12/2014

Publications
Keil, Maria (2014): Zur Entstehung des Krankenhausbettes. In: Zoom, Nr. 3, S. 46–47.

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