What is Patient Empowerment?
Shared decision making and patient-centred healthcare are central for increasing life quality of people suffering from cancer and chronic diseases. In collaboration with hospitals we use design to improve healthcare practices and the communication between health professionals, patients and their relatives.
These are our projects involving Patient Empowerment:
The kit should support patient’s individual needs and quality of life
through pro-active help supplies.
Inquiring into Politics of Patient Democracy through Probing
Knutz, E., Markussen, T.,Birkelund, R.Proc. of the 7th Nordic Design Research Conference, 2017Read it here
Eva Knutz, Signe Mårbjerg Thomsen, Thomas Markussen Department of Design & Communication, University of Southern Denmark and Health Services Research Unit, Vejle Hospital
The Health Service Research Unit, Vejle Hospital, Aarhus University and Kiel University Hospital
August 2015 – August 2018
InterReg 5a project, grant number 07-1.0-15.
Thomas Markussen, Eva Knutz, Department of Design & Communication, University of Southern Denmark
Professor Jette Ammentorp Enheden for Sundhedstjeneste -forskning. Chief physician and professor Palle Sloth Urologisk department, Vejle Hospital
January 2015 – June 2019
SDU’s Strategic Research Funding
Patient empowerment kit is designed for cancer patients to enable
self-care coping with a life threatening disease and inspire hope for
Eva Knutz, Flemming Thøisen, Thomas Markussen Department of Design & Communication, University of Southern Denmark
The Health Service Research Unit, Vejle Hospital and Kiel University Hospital
2018 – 2021