HUMANITIES: ESSAY. Humanizing the hospital: Design lessons from a Finnish sanatorium

Anderson, Diana
August 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/10/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 11, pE535
Academic Journal
An essay is presented on the significant role in making hospitals a safer place while promoting the healing of patients. It presents the evolution of the term "evidence-based design" coined by health care architect D. Kirk Hamilton. It highlights the Paimio Sanatorium in the southwest portion in Finland, built in early 1930s that establishes an appreciation of good design and the ambition to create healing environment that emulates nature.


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