Cancer Centers: A Look at Environmental Issues and Patient Needs
This study reviews the current trends to "humanize" the cancer center, and it also explores the physical design and maintenance issues. The healthcare environment affects how the patient reacts to treatment. Sufficient evidence indicates that stress inhibits the patient's capacity to be cured, while positive visualization enhances treatment.
The Academy Journal is published by the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH). The Journal is the official publication of the AAH and explores subjects of interest to AIA-AAH members and to others involved in the fields of healthcare architecture, planning, design and construction.