Modern Hospice Design: The Architecture of Palliative Care

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Taylor & Francis, May 13, 2009 - Architecture - 152 pages
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There is a global public debate going on about care for the elderly and the dying, and what is meant by good quality palliative care.

This book begins with the rise of the modern hospice movement, begun in 1967. Today there are 8,500 modern hospice projects in 123 countries. The hospice has become an iconic building for this new culture. This is not a book about hospitals as such, but about what lessons the hospice movement has for new ideas about buildings for healthcare across the world.

For architects and interior designers, estate and facility managers involved in hospice design, healthcare professionals, hospital administrators and Heathcare Trust Boards.

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About the author (2009)

Ken Worpole is the author of a number of influential studies of the contemporary urban public realm and other aspects of urban policy. His books include "Towns for People" (1993), "Libraries in a World of Cultural Change" (1995)," People, Parks and Cities" (1996), and, most recently, "Here Comes the Sun: Architecture and Public Space in Twentieth Century European Culture" (Reaktion, 2001). He is married to Larraine Worpole, photographer.

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