City Gallery

Past event

NZIA City Talks: Jan and Marian Weststrate: Looking At Care Another Way

11 March 2019

Data driven design and patient centred aged care practices from the Netherlands and New Zealand

Marian and Jan Westrate use the principles of Omdenken (flip-thinking) to illustrate the Dutch way of designing for and caring for their elderly. Omdenken is the art of transforming problems into opportunities, and was developed in the 1990’s by Berthold Gunster, using interactive workshops incorporating theatrical elements. Join Marian and Jan as they share examples of housing people with dementia, demonstrating the principles of omdenken in their elder care.

Jan has over 20 years nursing experience in intensive care, guiding patients and families through complex and critical transitions of life. He holds a PhD in nursing. Marian has more than 40 years of nursing experience in New Zealand and the Netherlands. She has first-hand care experience in rest homes, in the community and in hospitals.

In partnership with NZIA Wellington Branch.