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Awareness & Communications matter!

How doctors communicate information & circumstances of the patients to caregivers & family can make a difference in raising their awareness.

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How does your research relate to the Challenge?

We went to visit a private nursing home in Macau and had an interview with the centre manager.

Tell us about your research:

We had an interview with the Centre Manager. Attached is the empathy map which captured the interview.

What is an insight, question, or provocation that might inspire others during this challenge?

1) How might we inspire doctors to have closer communications with caregivers & family members? 2) How might we enable caregivers to share their wisdom and stories to each other & a bigger audience? 3) How might we raise awareness of the serious consequence of Osteoporosis, so people will take actions to build healthy bone?

Tell us about yourself

I am the Chapter Organizer for OpenIDEO Hong Kong Chapter. I have few friends' parents who live with osteoporosis and a fracture. I found this topic & research also benefit myself in raising my awareness on the importance of healthy bone that leads to healthy aging.

If you participated in a Research Event, tell us which Chapter or city you came from:

Hong Kong Chapter

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Thanks Ivy Chiu for sharing your insights in the Research Phase! What ideas did your findings spark? Now is the time to share them in the Ideas Phase!

As you work on your submission, be sure to check out the following resources:
1] Challenge Personas and Journey Map: These stories provide a window into the lives of older adults and the health system, for which you are designing
2] Resources Page: This collection of resources spans osteoporosis, designing for health, and the Challenge process to support you in crafting your submission.
3] Evaluation Criteria: This is the criteria against which we will be evaluating your ideas. We highly suggest revisiting this throughout the Challenge process.
Here is the page:
https://www.openideo.com/content/healthy-bones-additional-resources

Submissions must be published on the OpenIDEO platform by July 3rd at 5 p.m. PST - but we HIGHLY encourage you to upload the first draft of your submission sooner rather than later, so our community team has time to provide feedback on your idea and because it’s just more fun.

Let me know if you have any questions. We'll also be hosting Office Hours on June 5th 8:30 AM PST. Add it to your calendar or save this link to join. [https://ideo.zoom.us/j/680604401]

See you in the Ideas Phase,
Manisha
OpenIDEO Community Fellow

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