Document Type

Thesis Prep

Publication Date

Spring 2013

Degree

M.ARCH I

Keywords

Architecture, Hospitals, Emergency Room, Waiting Room, Waiting, Remedy

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

While the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provides insured care to a much larger group of Americans, it has the potential to reduce the quality of care provided to patients, particularly in emergency departments. This research will argue for a reimagining of the emergency department in which there is a definitive split between the architectural implications of spaces where technical care is administered for biological needs (the emergency room) and spaces where primary and implied care can satisfy the psychological desires of inappropriate patients (the waiting room) in order to better serve appropriate patients.

Additional Information

Advisors: Robert Svetz / Brian Lonsway

Source

Student Submission

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