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Disease, Illness, and Sickness.

  • Disease: The alteration of the mental and/or physical structure of the human body or mind through a biological or pathological process.
  • Illness: The patient response and perception to their disease process. It is the pain, discomfort and suffering a patient experiences.
  • Sickness: The public perception of both. It is a social construct, a role or status that is conferred to patients by society.
  • Understanding these distinctions helps us become better health care providers. At the core of the patient partnership is the need to manage and treat the disease while helping and supporting patients through their illness. It is also important to help patients build the network of family, friends, and support needed to cope with sickness in their day to day lives.

Aspirin: Calm Down Your Head by Jacco Prüsmann.

When I do get headaches, they are typically of the tension variety. A bad night on call, heightened stress, and irregular eating schedules all contribute to the headache onset.

This artist has tried to visualize metaphors for a pounding headache. Is it a cohort of ladies cowering from a large spider or elephants shrieking at a mouse?

For my headaches? A loud and noisy construction crew working to pull down the house from the inside out.

How do you describe your headaches?

Home First Aid Kit by Gabriele Meldaikyte.

The concept behind this first aid kit is to make it usable by only one hand in those moments where you must treat yourself. In addition, the interface and signage have been designed to make it understandable even for children.

DNA.

Created by BBC Knowledge in partnership with Territory, this is a beautifully elegant video explaining DNA, the blueprint code of all known life on Earth, as a scientific concept. 

Colorado Blood by F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi.
When a team enters the pitch, every fan wants the players to give their blood, sweat and tears to the club. That’s what inspired Nike for the launching of the new jersey of Sport Club Internacional. Known as Colorado (the red team), the red of its famous jersey was presented inside a blood bag. 
The design of this jersey packaging is vivid, creative, and captivating. The attention to details such as the styrofoam container and the plastic cubes to represent ice make the concept feel even more complete.

Colorado Blood by F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi.

When a team enters the pitch, every fan wants the players to give their blood, sweat and tears to the club. That’s what inspired Nike for the launching of the new jersey of Sport Club Internacional. Known as Colorado (the red team), the red of its famous jersey was presented inside a blood bag. 

The design of this jersey packaging is vivid, creative, and captivating. The attention to details such as the styrofoam container and the plastic cubes to represent ice make the concept feel even more complete.

Gastric Subway by Steven McGaughey.
In the past, I have made no secret of my interest of the world of transportation. Steven, a medical student who has a passion for both medicine and design, produced this conceptualized diagram of the gastric area, the tissues, and vessels.
For more works by this exceptional student, you can check out some of his illustrations on his blog or website.

Gastric Subway by Steven McGaughey.

In the past, I have made no secret of my interest of the world of transportation. Steven, a medical student who has a passion for both medicine and design, produced this conceptualized diagram of the gastric area, the tissues, and vessels.

For more works by this exceptional student, you can check out some of his illustrations on his blog or website.

Comparing normal alveolar function to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Learning about pulmonary functions, one undoubtedly encounters COPD. It is one of the most common lung diseases that causes difficulty breathing. There are two main forms:
Chronic bronchitis, defined by a long-term cough with inflammation and mucus production and;
Emphysema, defined by destruction of the lung tissue over time that increases the compliance of the lung and decreased elasticity.
Most people with COPD have a combination of both conditions.

Comparing normal alveolar function to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Learning about pulmonary functions, one undoubtedly encounters COPD. It is one of the most common lung diseases that causes difficulty breathing. There are two main forms:

  • Chronic bronchitis, defined by a long-term cough with inflammation and mucus production and;
  • Emphysema, defined by destruction of the lung tissue over time that increases the compliance of the lung and decreased elasticity.

Most people with COPD have a combination of both conditions.

Insight Light.
For those *ding* light bulb moments. Cute. I can feel one of those moments getting close. Come on, pulmonary…

Insight Light.

For those *ding* light bulb moments. Cute. I can feel one of those moments getting close. Come on, pulmonary…

UK design team Dunne and Raby (Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby) designed  this “Teddy Bear bloodbag”. The idea behind it is to serve as a comfort  for children in the hospital.
It would be awesome if we could have more industrial designs like this in the hospital. The problem is striking a balance between aesthetics for the patient and functionality for the health care providers.
Update: So someone in the notes suggested a heart which would also be super cool! Some are disturbed by the “sucking the lifeblood out of a teddy bear” look but if it was saline or some other solution, it would probably look better. Like I said, it’s all about balancing aesthetics for the patient and practicality for the physician.

UK design team Dunne and Raby (Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby) designed this “Teddy Bear bloodbag”. The idea behind it is to serve as a comfort for children in the hospital.

It would be awesome if we could have more industrial designs like this in the hospital. The problem is striking a balance between aesthetics for the patient and functionality for the health care providers.

Update: So someone in the notes suggested a heart which would also be super cool! Some are disturbed by the “sucking the lifeblood out of a teddy bear” look but if it was saline or some other solution, it would probably look better. Like I said, it’s all about balancing aesthetics for the patient and practicality for the physician.

Brain Cube.
Two years ago, I met a man in pharmacy who was able to solve Rubik’s cubes. He was kind enough to teach me the basics. I retained much of what he taught me but ended up switching to another algorithm that made more sense to me. I can usually solve one in under three minutes.
This brain cube has me puzzled. It doesn’t have any differentiating colors so the only cue you have are whether or not the sulci line up. That’s even harder than trying to line up cubes with pictures. Thank goodness this thing isn’t real.

Brain Cube.

Two years ago, I met a man in pharmacy who was able to solve Rubik’s cubes. He was kind enough to teach me the basics. I retained much of what he taught me but ended up switching to another algorithm that made more sense to me. I can usually solve one in under three minutes.

This brain cube has me puzzled. It doesn’t have any differentiating colors so the only cue you have are whether or not the sulci line up. That’s even harder than trying to line up cubes with pictures. Thank goodness this thing isn’t real.