Futurecare: New Directions in Planning Health and Care Environments / Edition 1

Futurecare: New Directions in Planning Health and Care Environments / Edition 1

by M. S. Valins, D. Salter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0632035773

ISBN-13: 9780632035779

Pub. Date: 06/10/1996

Publisher: Wiley

Health care in the developed world is in the throws of radical change. Primary health care is having to become more cost effective, large scale hospitals may become a thing of the past and the increasing needs of a growing population will need to be catered for. These are just a few of the issues. Health and care planners, together with architects and designers, need

Overview

Health care in the developed world is in the throws of radical change. Primary health care is having to become more cost effective, large scale hospitals may become a thing of the past and the increasing needs of a growing population will need to be catered for. These are just a few of the issues. Health and care planners, together with architects and designers, need to ensure that what they plan for today will not be redundant in the near future. This book looks at development and design needs across the whole range of health and care facilities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780632035779
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/10/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Looking back; Healthcare reform and change; The impact of technology; Primary care; Community care in the United Kingdom; Outcomes in the environment - long term care; Senior day care; Life care - looking back today, future programming; Close care and assisted living; Long-term care - a residential environment that is striving to be a home; Nursing Home 2000; Dementia care; The in-patient hospice - theory and case study; Sub acute care; Acute care; Patient-focused design; The healing environment; Re-using existing buildings; Towards a conclusion; Additional Reading; Directory of Contributors; Index

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