The theme of my thesis is about nursing care, especially issues between caretaker and people who need nursing care.
Objective of this thesis project is how we can solve problems between caretakers, patient and their families, and (or) how we can support their relationship to be better with product design. Product design sounds just a thing which works physically, and someone thinks just about aesthetic and physical functions. However, this project is about to solve more deep matter of human’s mentality and how we can approach the core issue they have in design direction.
The background story of this thesis comes from a friend who is working in the nursing care facility. Now he is afflicted with mental problem because he is gradually influenced by the situation of his work which involves communication problem with his patients and possibly their family. However, this is not only about the mental health of caretakers and their motivation, but also potentially the cause of worse quality of care for people who need nursing care.
The criterion of “A good life” for people depends on individual. But the question is, could “A good life” for the people who need nursing care be consisted without good relationship with their partner? Moreover, there is another relative that the value of nursing care for their family.
What is the real situation; the theme of this thesis project cannot be achieved by only desktop working. Therefore, I would like to research the real situation and real problems that caretaker, patients, and their family has. This could be anything about their relatives, Who, What, Where, When, and How.