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Clinicians for Design is an international network of leaders with a vision to inspire and accelerate the design of environments and systems, enriching the healthcare interface. Its mission is to engage clinical professionals within research, education and practice. We seek to enhance health outcomes through innovations in the design of healthcare spaces, technologies, care delivery systems and policies.
Increasingly, clinicians are asking not only for the architect’s perspective, but to develop a skill-set and knowledge-base that will allow them to help shape the future of hospitals, medicine, and healthcare.
Clinicians for Design offers several unique platforms to apply clinical insights and experience to the design of settings and systems that serve medical practice. Clinicians for Design and the Human Experience Lab at Perkins+Will are hosting an invitation-only meeting and presentations during the European Healthcare Design Congress, on June 11-14th, 2017 at the Royal College of Physicians in London, UK.
In addition, Clinicians for Design is planning a series of seminars and will be developing printed and digital resources to provide an international platform for sharing perspectives and goals. We will be hosting colloquia, educational sessions, and producing both print and online publications to inspire the emergence of new models of practice. This evolving knowledge-base and skill-set will help to shape the future of hospitals, medicine, and healthcare for the well-being of patients and clinicians themselves.
By connecting our global network, healthcare and research professionals may begin to facilitate the next tipping point in medicine, and challenge the stated norms for health & care design. Ultimately, by bringing the design team and the health care team together, the Clinicians for Design group will provide a nexus of clinically inspired publications, best-practices and policy documents to serve each other and our patients.
Clinicians for Design was co-founded by Drs. Anderson and Edelstein.
As a board-certified healthcare architect and Internal Medicine physician, Diana Anderson, MD, a “dochitect”, combines educational and professional experience in medicine and architecture. Eve Edelstein, PhD, F-AAA, a “neuro-architect”, applies her research and clinical work from the University College London, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, and University California Berkeley, among others, in her current work as director of the Human Experience Lab at Perkins+Will.
Click the links below to view the videos from dochitect’s introduction to the CfD morning workshop presentation and introduction to the afternoon didactic session of universal design for an aging population: