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Psychiatric hospital design.

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The Psychiatric hospital, vol. 18, issue 1 (1987) pp. 17-22

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Particular issues of the interior built environment can influence the patient's perception of space, and therefore his or her behavior. This article specifically deals with the methodology of how to achieve successful psychiatric hospital design, planning and selecting the design team, organizing the design process, and budgeting within the context of interior design. Also discussed are various design elements such as furnishings, wall coverings, floor coverings, and window treatments as they pertain to patients' acceptance, aesthetics, maintenance, and budget.

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  • Color
  • Facility Design and Construction
  • Health Facilities
  • Health Facility Environment
  • Hospital Design and Construction
  • Hospital Design and Construction: organization & a
  • Hospitals
  • Interior Design and Furnishings
  • Psychiatric
  • United States

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  • SGR: 0023096209
  • ISSN: 0885-7717
  • PMID: 10282444
  • PUI: 17014708
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-0023096209


  • R St Clair

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