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REMINDER:Join us on 12/10 for a Masters Studio Series on "End-of-life Care Environment"

  • 1.  REMINDER:Join us on 12/10 for a Masters Studio Series on "End-of-life Care Environment"

    Posted 12-04-2019 09:40

    Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW | Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | 2-3 pm ET

    Description

    The physical environment of end-of-life care or hospice care has significant impacts on dying patients' quality of life and possibility of a good death. This presentation will introduce eleven environmental therapeutic goals for designing end-of-life care settings, such as privacy, access to nature, family accommodation, support after death. These goals reflect two characteristics; each expresses a basic or derived major patient's need, and a potential environmental facilitator for the satisfaction of the need. The findings were developed from a series of research studies. This session will present the requirements and the design considerations to provide supportive end-of-life care environments for patients, their family members, and staff. A list of design criteria will be shared.   

     

    Learning objectives

    After participating in this webinar attendees will:

    1. Gain knowledge about the eleven environmental therapeutic goals for designing end-of-life care settings, such as privacy, autonomy, access to nature.
    2. Learn how to facilitate the environmental characteristics that have significant impact on patients' "quality of life" and possibility of a "good death" to achieve satisfaction in end-of-life care.
    3. Understand the needs of family members at the end-of-life care settings and learn the design considerations for family before and after patients' death.
    4. Recognize the requirements and design issues related to provide a supportive environment for the end-of-life care staff.

    Speaker/Moderator

    Sharmin Kader, Ph.D.

    Michelle Yates, APR, FSMPS, EDAC





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    Adriana Garcia
    Manager, Equipment Planning
    McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

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