Care-led innovation: The case of elderly care in France and Japan - Webinar

Celine Caliaro's picture
May 11, 2022
Subject Fields: 
French History / Studies, Health and Health Care, Humanities, Japanese History / Studies, Social Sciences

The Fondation France-Japon de l'EHESS is pleased to announce the 2nd Webinar of its project "Care-led innovation: The case of elderly care in France and Japan" (INNOVCARE) to be held on Wednesday 11 May 2022, 9 am to 11 am (France) / 4 pm to 6 pm (Japan).

For this session, we will have two presentations from:

  • Louis Braverman (IRIS, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord) - Nursing home “beyond the walls”: a case study of a French Red-Cross innovation

Encouraging aging at home of elderly people with a loss of autonomy leads to the development of new care organisations. This presentation focuses on an innovative solution launched by the French Red-Cross: Vivre@lamaison. This solution is based on a nursing home and provides enhanced support by offering a range of services within the institution or at home. Thus, long-term care is provided at home, beyond the walls of the institution. This innovation raises many questions, especially about the suitability of the services provided in response to the needs expressed by the elderly. Based on interviews with professionals and beneficiaries, this presentation discusses how Vivre@lamaison provides more integrated care between nursing home and home care. The analysis leads us to consider this solution as an effective means of strengthening and supporting the anchoring of the elderly in their environment. We then show the value of the continuum of services offered by this solution to promote health and tackling isolation. Finally, the discussion highlights the main limitations of Vivre@lamaison.

  • Katsunori Shimohara (Doshisha University) - Relationality Design with Emphasis on Clinical Aspects for System of Systems in Local Community

We have worked on a system design of community aiming to establish methodologies for a system of systems (SoS) in local community. For that purpose, we have introduced relationality assets as a concept, to quantify and visualize relationality that people generate daily through interactions between “Hito,” “Mono,” and “Koto” in a local community, and propose mechanisms to drive the generation, circulation, and communalization of relationality assets. Since people in a community are diverse in terms of age, occupation, family composition, human relations, ways of thinking and sense of value, it is imperative to design incentives to prompt their self-motivated involvement in community activities so that they function as a system. Rethinking the so-called equality-based approach taken so far, we propose to change it and employ the equity-based approach. Based on the premise of “Clinical Wisdom” that focuses on locality, multiplicity, and embodiment instead of “Science Wisdom” that focuses on universality, logicality, and objectivity, I would like to discuss the inevitability in taking a clinical approach in relationality design toward creating an SoS in a local community.

Our 3rd Webinar will be held on Friday 20 May 2022, 9 am to 11 am (France) / 4 pm to 6 pm (Japan):

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Meeting ID: 944 6490 8931
Passcode: 425991


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