Event: Invited Keynote Speaker, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Long Term Care Working Group, RAIC 2022 Virtual Conference on Architecture
Title: Architectural Design as a Determinant of Heath
Date: June 8, 2022
A growing body of empirical data and evidence-based design research demonstrates that architecture impacts care delivery as well as health outcomes. This talk explores built space as an important determinant of health and questions whether the built environment itself should be considered alongside other parameters of care, analogous to our medical interventions. A current focus on design equity, ensuring overall accessibility to healthcare built space, is explored. It is imperative that we consider a convergence of the healthcare and design disciplines in order to promote novel solutions to augment built environment resilience and subsequently support equitable, safe and efficient care delivery.
- Describe how built space is an important determinant of health, to be considered alongside other parameters of care
- Identify empirical data linking the built environment with health outcomes
- Consider ethical questions raised with long term care design, particularly in the setting of cognitive impairment
- Classify design for health within the existing clinical 5M framework
For more information see the conference program HERE.