Mental health facility design: The case for person-centred care
Golembiewski, Jan A. (2015) Mental health facility design: The case for person-centred care. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(3), pp. 203-206.
There is a schism between a growing chorus for person-centred models of care and the prevalent paradigms for the design of mental health facilities. This argument proposes that architectural solutions have traditionally been geared around staff-centred concerns like ease of patient management. It suggests that the demands for person-centred models of care are important because evidence suggests that the physical environment is a causal factor in mental illness, and that even minor concessions towards person-centred models of care consistently exert a disproportionate and sustained positive influence on the behaviour of mental health patients. While the traditional mental health unit layout is unsatisfactory for person-centred care and effective recovery, other approaches that have been well tested and found to be effective is described along with a statement about subtle details that will improve facilities for all users.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Architecture, Design, Healthcare, Psychiatry|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists|
|Deposited On:||26 Mar 2015 22:32|
|Last Modified:||30 Mar 2015 02:48|
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