Human Centred Design - The Beginning & The End

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Edmiston Jones

Level 1, 147 Crown Street, Wollongong

NSW 2500

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Edmiston Jones’ Health & Wellbeing team invite you to an evening of discussion around two of the most significant events in most peoples’ lives – child birth and death and dying, with two experts in their respective fields who place people at the centre of their work.

Dr Athena Hammond trained as a midwife in Australia, and has worked with design thinking and human centred design methods in midwifery and primary health research for the last ten years. She is an expert on the impacts of birth unit design upon quality of care provision, the wellbeing of midwives and the clinical outcomes of childbearing women. Athena completed her doctorate in 2017 and has worked across local and international birth unit design projects and has consulted widely with hospitals, area health services, architects and designers to improve the way in which birth units are designed and utilised.

Jenny Briscoe-Hough is the driving force behind Tender Funerals, a community owned and operated funeral service based in Port Kembla. Tender Funerals is part of the community movement towards reclaiming the rites around death and dying, to empower people to take control of their dying, their deaths and their funerals. She brings decades of service in the community development field to her multi-faceted role as Director, General Manager and family liaison contact. She has had extensive training and experience in all aspects of death advocacy, body care, ceremonial and funeral advice and is a member of Natural Death Care and Coordinator of Port Kembla Community Centre.

Both times can be stressful and difficult, but both can be joyous celebrations. The evening will be an opportunity for open discussion around how a human centred approach can not only improve the practical aspects of a health service but more importantly, the experience of staff and the families they support during these important life events.

Please also join us post-event for a continued conversation, drinks and nibbles.

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Edmiston Jones

Level 1, 147 Crown Street, Wollongong

NSW 2500

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