How Caregiving Impacts The End Of Life

2017 ⸱ 

Patricia Beirne & John Bruce


Design researchers and innovators Patricia Beirne and John Bruce investigate the day-to-day lived experience of caregiving and getting, both within institutions and at home. Through their work, they’ve come to expand their definition of caregiving and begin considering how transforming our relationship with the end of life might impact our priorities of care throughout life.

About the speaker(s)

As the Creative Lead of the Design Innovation Group at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Patricia Beirne leads a team of design strategists to transform the experience and delivery of cancer care for patients, families and staff through the design of services, environments and digital tools. She is also an Assistant Professor of Transdisciplinary Design at Parsons School of Design, where she co-teaches the MFA studio, Design for Living and Dying, which explores how systems-oriented design can be used to understand and transform expectations and behaviors around the profoundly human experiences of disease and dying in order to inform a more expansive vision of care throughout our lives.

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