EXAMINATION OF CHANGING PARADIGMS AND HEALING HOSPITAL CONCEPT IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES WITH REGARD TO ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN


Ergenoglu A., AYTUĞ A.

MEGARON, vol.2, no.1, pp.44-63, 2007 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : MEGARON
  • Page Numbers: pp.44-63
  • Keywords: architecture and medicine, patient-focused design, accreditation, quality, user contribution

Abstract

In the recent years, significant changes have started to occure in the healthcare sector. Developments in the area of healing hospital design and accreditation have been accelerating. In the paper, the probable reflections of the new paradigms, approaches and insights that effect hospital design have been examined. Furthermore, the effects of hospital buildings and environments on patient well-being are described. The properties that hospitals should have in order to become buildings that are used for everyday purposes and contribute to the healing process with their physical characteristics are put forward. In this context, the 'healing hospital' concept, not only contributing to healing process, but also armed with the ability to pull the society to itself in healthy times, user contribution in healing hospitals, the properties of patient-focused design and quality concept are examined.