Designing from Cultural Cues A Stigma-Free Model of Care
How Design Informs Behavioral Health and a Continuum of Care
The Cherokee believe that no person is less than another, a belief that leads to a stigma-free design for healing mentally and physically as a natural extension of care. Following a continuum of care from crisis stabilization to successful re-integration into the tribe is not just the goal, but the actual plan in the minds of these caregivers — a path to rehabilitation for otherwise overlooked adults — built around the Cherokee culture of telling their people’s story. McMillan Pazdan Smith continues to assist the Cherokee Nation with the design of additional rehabilitation spaces along the continuum of behavioral healthcare.
To learn more about how our team is using this stigma-free care model, read this article by our Healthcare Studio team in the July / August 2018 issue of Medical Construction & Design!
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