Systems design perspective of healthcare provision in humanitarian aid

AL Rodrigues Santos, LSGL Wauben

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Abstract

This study focuses on the role of Systems Design in addressing the challenges of healthcare provision by international emergency relief organizations in developing countries. More specifically the challenges related to the safety and performance of medical equipment that is transferred in the aftermath of a humanitarian crisis. The aim of this paper is to describe the transfer of medical equipment and its associated challenges from a systems perspective and to reflect on the value of Systems Design as an approach to humanitarian innovation, addressing the identified systemic challenges. The concepts of Human Factors and Ergonomics, and Product-Service Systems will be presented as valuable contributions to support designers in handling a larger degree of complexity throughout the design process and to support them to make informed choices regarding this particular context.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalFormakademisk
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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