Preface; Acknowledgements; Looking back; Healthcare reform and change; The impact of technology; Primary care; Community care in the United Kingdom; Outcomes in the environment - long term care; Senior day care; Life care - looking back today, future programming; Close care and assisted living; Long-term care - a residential environment that is striving to be a home; Nursing Home 2000; Dementia care; The in-patient hospice - theory and case study; Sub acute care; Acute care; Patient-focused design; The healing environment; Re-using existing buildings; Towards a conclusion; Additional Reading; Directory of Contributors; Index
"The...18 Chapters...are easy to read, thoughtful and thought provoking. There is breadth of vision shown by all contributors."
"Healthcare reform, day surgery and long-term care are among areas discussed, with reference to change. A future model of 'a seamless continuum of care, void of walls and barriers' is predicted, and the scope, efficiency and quality of operation and services is examined"
Journal of Advanced Nursing
* major changes underway in health care provision * authors, as practising architects, have considerable design experience of health care facilities nationally and internationally * dual market among designers and health care planners and providers