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Institute for Patient-Centered Design, Inc.

Design with Patients in Mind

Family-Centered Cancer Care Simulation Lab

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the needs of clinicians delivering care on an oncology unit.
  • Identify the needs of patient/family users receiving care on an oncology unit.
  • Simulate the activities that are necessary in each space in order to better understand the function that should be served in the design of such space.
  • Discuss design strategies for addressing the needs of the end users (patients, families, care providers) on an oncology unit.

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Family-Centered Cancer Care Simulation Lab:

Supporting the transition from research to community application

Date: September 2016, (Information Coming Soon)

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm Networking Reception | 6:30 - 7:30 pm Discussion

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Course Description:

Pediatric Oncology Simulation Lab will be set inside a mock-up of an inpatient pediatric oncology space. This environment will enable participants to experience, identify and discuss the challenges that users face within the space, and brainstorm on design solutions to address such needs. Facilitated by patients, families, healthcare providers, health facilities managers and academic researchers, participants will receive a comprehensive overview of the design considerations of an oncology space.

Continuing Education:

This course is registered for 1 hour of continuing education credit with:

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA), for 1 HSW Learning Unit
  • Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) for 0.1 CEU
  • The Center for Health Design for 1 EDAC Continuing Education Credit