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Ward Development Project

Canter, David V. (1996) Ward Development Project. In: Psychology in Action. Dartmouth Benchmark Series . Dartmouth Publishing Company, Hantshire, UK, pp. 239-254. ISBN 1855213656

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    Abstract

    Shenley Hospital was a large psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of North London.
    It was undergoing considerable modification as a result of changes in medical
    practice. As part of these changes attention was turned to providing better facilities
    for that part of the patient population that it was assumed would continue ~o need
    continuous in-patient care, especially its psychogeriatric population.
    It had a large psychogeriatric population housed in wards that had been designed
    for quite other purposes early in the century. The clinical psychologists who
    worked there recognised the problems of these wards and commissioned me to
    carry out studies that would lead to design proposals. It happened to be a year when
    we only had four students on the MSc in Environmental Psychology at Surrey so
    the project became the focus for their year's study. .
    As a result of the various projects we were able to make design proposals for
    how the wards could be redesigned, perhaps the first and only time that
    psychologists have produced detailed design recommendations without any
    architectural intervention. The recommendations, of course, also included proposals
    on the management of the ward, which is virtually unknown in strictly design
    schemes.

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > International Research Centre for Investigative Psychology
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2010 10:30
    Last Modified: 23 Dec 2010 14:15
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/9232

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