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Hertz, Anne-Christine
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Ehrnberger, K., Räsänen, M., Börjesson, E., Hertz, A.-C. & Sundbom, C. (2017). The Androchair: Performing Gynaecology through the Practice of Gender Critical Design. Design journal, 20(2), 181-198
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2017 (English)In: Design journal, ISSN 1460-6925, E-ISSN 1756-3062, Vol. 20, no 2, p. 181-198Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper highlights the important role that design plays when it comes to women's overall experiences of ther gynaecological examination. It exemplifies how the examination can become renegotiable through the practice of a critical design. We will reflect this in the design of the contemporary gynaecological examination chair (GEC). We used women's experiences as a starting point for the design of an Androchair (a conceptual male equivalent of the GEC), in order to make the experiences critically visible. Inspired by the view of the gynaecological examination as a performance where the Androchair is represented as a prop and was placed on a stage as a discussion object during a public seminar. The Androchair allowed for both critical and multiple readings of the GEC and through that, the gynaecology examination at large. Moreover, it stimulated a discussion about alternative ideas towards achieving a more positive experience. © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2017
Keywords
gynaecology, gender critical design, theories of performance
National Category
Design Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-35621 (URN)10.1080/14606925.2016.1261510 (DOI)000396663900003 ()2-s2.0-85008319035 (Scopus ID)
Funder
VINNOVA
Available from: 2017-12-01 Created: 2017-12-01 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved
Skärsäter, I., Barkström, M., Bergman, S., Dahlqvist Jönsson, P., Halila, F., Hertz, A.-C., . . . Tylenius, A. (2015). Theme Health Innovation at Halmstad University  - research, education and collaboration for welfare technology. In: Abstracts: 19th International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS) conference August 24-26, 2015 Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden: Technology, Health Care and Person-centeredness: Beyond Utopia and Dystopia. Thinking the Future.. Paper presented at 19th International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS) Conference, August 24-­26 2015, Stockholm, Sweden (pp. 41-41). Stockholm: Karolinska Institutet
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2015 (English)In: Abstracts: 19th International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS) conference August 24-26, 2015 Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden: Technology, Health Care and Person-centeredness: Beyond Utopia and Dystopia. Thinking the Future., Stockholm: Karolinska Institutet , 2015, p. 41-41Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In face of escalating health care costs, new technology holds great promise for innovative solutions and new more sustainable health care model. Welfare technology around a person allowing for greater autonomy and control in health issues and access to tailored information and personalized health behavior interventions. While this offers good opportunities for both public health impact, it also emphasizes the need for properly knowledge base and organizational structure to support a person- centred approach in the development of welfare technology in society. 

Halmstad University initiated in 2014 a thematic research and educational initiative that has been named Theme Health Innovation. The initiative includes research, education and interaction with the community, region and industry, which in collaboration can contribute with innovative and sustainable solutions to social challenges in the health field. The starting point for the work is action based on societal and individual needs and development of venues for collaboration between different actors and levels of organization. 

Theme Health Innovation aims to develop and affect people's ability to maintain and promote their health and prevent ill health. Health Innovations developed in encounters between different knowledge, skills and experiences, both within the university's research and education in collaboration with industry and the public sector. Health Innovations that are developed should be based on the needs from the people who will use the innovation, thus have an end user perspective. 

At the conference, the Theme Health Innovation will be presented including the organizational structure, research as well as training in higher education that support the welfare technical development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Karolinska Institutet, 2015
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-30015 (URN)
Conference
19th International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS) Conference, August 24-­26 2015, Stockholm, Sweden
Available from: 2015-12-12 Created: 2015-12-12 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
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