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Design For Health Vol 7 issue 2, Aug 2023, edited by Bill Noble and Claire Craig

26 July 2023

The August 2023 issue of Design For Health is guest edited by Prof Bill Noble, Honorary Professor of Community Palliative Care at Sheffield Hallam, and former Medical Director of Marie Curie.

Bill is a long time Lab4Living collaborator on projects relating to palliative and end-of-life care and care homes, such as the Life Café as part of the Marie Curie Design to Care Programme, and work around Compassionate Communities. He has joined us on discussion panels at the 2022 Design4Health Symposium and 2019 performance at the Crucible Theatre of Brian Daniel’s play Fighting For Life in 2019. Bill is a former editor of BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.

Place and space, plus creative readjustments for researchers during Covid, are themes which run throughout the papers in this issue.

Also included are a Book review of Sam Clark’s Inside retirement housing by L4L PhD student Marney Walker, plus another PhD Report in our PhD During Covid series.

Designing spaces for care in the time of Covid

Bill Noble notes in his editorial that there has always been a strong association between health and wellbeing, place and space. COVID-19 provided the opportunity for us to experience this first hand. It is not surprising that as the pandemic subsides, place and space are themes which run throughout the papers in this issue of the journal. Bill explores some of the issues in and history of designing for care and for care homes as he introduces the papers in the issue.

Articles come from Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Belgium, The Netherlands and the UK:

Publication: Design For Health
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Online
Editors: Paul Chamberlain, Claire Craig, Paul Atkinson, Kirsty Christer
Print / Online ISSN: 2473-5132 / 2473-5140
Published: Three times per year; est. 2017