L1: Tools and approaches to measure spatial aspects for better health

Tuesday 21 June 2022 | 12:30-13:00

Format: Presentation
Stream: Integrated care

The session covers the connection between healthcare and the physical environments where it takes place. The outset is the spatial continuum within integrated care from high tech in-patient care to care at people’s homes and the impact on patients’ as well as staff’s health and well-being.

We will develop an embodied knowledge on basic aspects to more complex measurements of health care environments including discussions of what is measured and how it relates to evidence-based design. The delegates should attend to learn concretely how to relate their healthcare practice to the place where it takes place.

Helle Wijk, Institute of Health and Caring Sciences, The Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University; Sweden

Göran Lindahl, Chalmers University of Technology, Center for Healthcare Architecture; Sweden