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July 10, 2023, 18.00

Public Lecture «Love is in the Center of Health Care»

As part of the fourth International Advisory Board Meeting, the Swiss Center for Design and Health invites all interested parties to the public lecture by Prof. Dr. Thomas Zeltner (Professor of Public Health, University of Bern, Former Director Swiss Federal Office of Public Health).

The most frequently used picture to describe the health care systems is: «in the center of healthcare is the patient.» Is this appropriate? Is healthcare not more about a relationship? A relationship between someone asking for help and someone trying to relieve the suffering of another human being? And in this sense, it is not in essence a relationship of mutual trust and love

If yes:

  • How do we design this relationship? (In the case of an emergency, in the case of a person with multiple chronic diseases, in the case of language and/or cultural barriers? etc.)
  • What are the core needs and expectations of the patient?
  • What are the core requirements for a healthcare provider to be a caring partner in this relationship?
  • How do we build an environment that allows for such a humane interaction?

Let’s discuss these questions and come up with a meaningful agenda for the future of healthcare here and globally.

The event takes place in English. Streaming information will follow.

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