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A new type of hospital space that doesn't look to replicate the home but better transitions the individual and family for change.

A new type of hospital space that doesn't look to replicate the home but better transitions the individual and family for change.

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Emily commented on mind, body, space.

The ABW of hospital design... I like it. 

I think maybe the key point of both Bettina and my comments regarding children is not specific to children but the unexpected interaction, the ability to observe life and not be stuck in a box.

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Emily commented on mind, body, space.

Hi Bettina,

Interestingly, not at all. He is not particularly isolated when he is in the hospital he would have his whole family visit ever day and family events every few weekends.. It just makes him feel easy about his situation he knows that if something goes wrong during his sleep.. a nurse will know about it and similarly for us too! He's not just something they have to routinely check like a "chore" on but closely monitor. 

Funny you mention the group room situation, he is often in a group room on the ward and will bump into people he sees in hospital every now and then or placed with people who have identical illnesses and really enjoys that. However, this is not typically the case and I think theres an interesting stigma hospitals that you must let people rest and be quite etc.. How much joy a small noisey child often brings in these places?

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Emily commented on mind, body, space.

Hi Chiara,
I really like this talk shared. Its a really important point, fundamentally hospitals should be a positive environment as they are full of people & equipment there to help you but yet we have such a negative connotation to them. WHY?
 Sure, because normally it means we or someone we love is unwell/ harmed and we face a trying situation.... but fundamentally its better we are in a supportive environment than not, so why doesn't it feel like that? Why don't we walk in to a hospital with relief and think "everything will be okay"? Can we achieve that?