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Architecture as medicine: Rethinking care for the terminally ill
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Societies have an ethical responsibility to provide the dying with the highest possible quality of care. Yet, terminal patients are sometimes lost in a healthcare system that emphasizes procedure over the individual. This project envisions a new approach - a restructuring of the current system. A shared facility that combines rehabilitation and home care with end of life care, promoting flexible treatment to be tailored to each patient according to their individual needs.

Abstract [sv]

Vårt samhälle har ett etiskt ansvar att tillhandahålla döende med högsta möjliga vårdkvalitet. Trots det åsidosätts ibland döende patienter i ett sjukvårdssystem som betonar metod över individen. Detta projekt föreslår en ny strategi - en omstrukturering av det nuvarande systemet. Istället för uppdelade vårdstrukturer föreslås en sammansatt vårdanläggning som kombinerar rehabilitering och avancerad hemsjukvård med sluten palliativ vård, som främjar flexibel behandling och som skräddarsys för varje patient utifrån dess individuella behov.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 61 p.
Keyword [en]
Architecture, Adaptive re-use, Palliative care, Terminal care, Patient housing, Hospice
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-163431OAI: diva2:800474
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Master of Architecture - Architecture
Available from: 2015-04-28 Created: 2015-04-05 Last updated: 2015-04-28Bibliographically approved

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