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dc.contributor.authorJaskiewicz, John Gerald Jr.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:38:24Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:38:24Z
dc.date.issued2011-05-04en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05232011-115241en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33165
dc.description.abstractHospice is a place of caring, a place where life is measured in quality, not quantity. During a terminally ill patientâ s final weeks, days or hours, it is important that hospice facilities provide comfort through any and every means possible. The physician administers pain relief, the building has the ability to administer a kind of relief the patient may not even cognitively perceive. Through the eyes of a terminally ill patient, the architect should consider the views, connections and relationships the patient has with their surroundings. Keeping the patientsâ experiences at the forefront of all design decisions, the architect can promote a sense of dignity within the patients that seems to be lost in most modern health care facilities. This thesis proposes a 30-bed hospice to be built along the Skógafoss falls in Skógar, Iceland. The hospice design addresses the patientsâ connections to the physician, structure and natural surroundings through articulation of spaces based on these relationships. The placement of every element within the hospice, from the patientsâ bed to the physiciansâ offices, can have a drastic effect on the patientsâ experiences in many ways. Exploring layouts and forms not common in traditional health care design, the hospice at Skógafoss falls provides an experience unique to any hospice in the world. The spatial connections and materiality of the hospice allow the patients to determine their own relationships to the facility and the natural world beyond. Through simplicity and mindfulness, the hospice can be more than a place to die. Rather it is a place for one to spend their final hours with both comfort and dignity.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartJaskiewicz_JG_T_2011.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectHospiceen_US
dc.subjectHealthcareen_US
dc.subjectIcelanden_US
dc.subjectHospitalen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 2011.J375en_US
dc.titleDignity In Palliative Care: The Hospice at Skogafoss Fallsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairGartner, Howard Scotten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGalloway, William U.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRott, Hans Christianen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05232011-115241/en_US
dc.date.sdate2011-05-23en_US
dc.date.rdate2011-06-09
dc.date.adate2011-06-09en_US


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