Therapeutic Goals of Hospice Care Environment: A Systematic Literature Review

Apr 06, 2015

The objective of this study is to identify the Therapeutic Goals (TGs) of hospice environment focusing on patients’ experience. This study employed a systematic literature review. The study identified eight themes as TGs which have direct influence on patients’ experience of a hospice care environment: provide continuity of self, provision of access to nature, provision of privacy, facilitate social interaction, maximize safety & security, provision of autonomy, regulate stimulation, and provision of spiritual care.

keywords: Hospice, Palliative care, End-of-life, Dying, Therapeutic environment

Sharmin Kader (University of Kansas)
Keith Diaz Moore (University of Utah)
Presented at: 
ARCC 2015 Conference – The FUTURE of Architectural Research (Chicago, IL)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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