Design for Health: Towards Collaborative Care

Julie Falck Valentin-Hjorth, François Patou, Nicholas Syhler, Maria Helena Dominguez Vall-Lamora, Anja Maier

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The design of novel healthcare delivery models better suited to address the burden of chronic diseases requires a thorough understanding of the foundational concepts of patient and healthcare provider collaboration. Reviewing the literature, we propose a taxonomy towards collaborative care: a generic term characterising healthcare delivery models that focus on the importance of patient-provider interactions, support safe patient participation in their own care, and redefine the balance of decision-power and accountability between patient and provider in health and care management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDS92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Number of pages12
PublisherDesign Society
Publication date2018
ISBN (Electronic)978-953-7738-59-4
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventDESIGN2018 - 15th International Design Conference - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 21 May 201824 May 2018


ConferenceDESIGN2018 - 15th International Design Conference
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