A hospice community

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dc.contributor.advisor Wyman, John E.
dc.contributor.author Lanich, Darin E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:42:32Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:42:32Z
dc.date.created 1990 en_US
dc.date.issued 1990
dc.identifier LD2489.Z52 1990 .L36 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/188579
dc.description.abstract In approaching my thesis project, I wanted to focus on the imagery of a hospice environment and how it can make dying a meaningful part of the life cycle for everyone involved. There has been a change in our society concerning dying and the setting in which it occurs. The majority of dying which once took place at home now takes place in hospitals. Since hospitals are geared towards cure and recovery, they are inadequately prepared to deal with the problems of the dying. The home environment is also lacking in the scenario of the patient extended illness who demands around the clock care. For these reasons I felt compelled to design a freestanding hospice environment specifically suited to meet the needs of the patient rather than attempt to alter an established environment's role in the case of the home and the hospital. Currently, the number of freestanding hospice programs are rare and refer to the building types of nursing homes or other institutional facilities for their imagery. Imagery plays an important role in my approach towards creating an identity for this relatively new building type. The inherent challenge presented is to synthesize a somewhat institutional programme with a domestic idea about living.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent 29 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture. en_US
dc.title A hospice community en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B. Arch.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1270510 en_US


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