BLOOM: Why is this tool needed?
I got a chance to work with some inpatients interviewing them about health-related programs like Busy Bodies. I got to write a paper on understanding current health practitioner screening practices based on our survey. At the Ward Family Day I talked about my research, made a poster, and gave a presentation.
There were a slew of lunch-and-learns that exposed me to different disciplines and to learning about different types of disability. That was eye-opening in understanding the uniqueness of every person’s challenge, and how for granted we take our own abilities.
Also, just the way the physical space of the building is designed is very conducive to how it functions. The first thing you notice is the physical structure and that sets the tone for how the internal aspects of Bloorview work: the amount of light, how well thought-out and accessible the spaces are, the proportions of the rooms and the details of the space with so much green around us. I think that’s good for the soul and it helps the mind function.