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dc.contributor.supervisor Beaverford, Kelley (Interior Design) en
dc.contributor.author Westlund, Anna E.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-15T19:23:58Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-15T19:23:58Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10-15T19:23:58Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4280
dc.description.abstract For most people in North America, undergoing treatments for cancer occurs exclusively in a healthcare setting. All too often, this healthcare setting provides a backdrop privileging the technological requirements of conventional medicine over the well-being of the people who inhabit it. Conversely, this practicum project is founded on a different, more holistic approach to cancer care called integrative oncology. The project investigates how an integrative cancer treatment centre can be designed to be more than a technological backdrop, endeavoring to become an active entity that truly supports those dealing with cancer. The investigation includes an extensive literature review of theoretical and evidence-based sources that relate to fostering connections to nature on a variety of levels. Informed by this, a review of relevant design precedents and the functional issues of integrative cancer treatment, the investigation concludes with a design solution for an integrated cancer treatment centre and related findings. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject biophilia en
dc.subject cancer en
dc.subject embodiment en
dc.subject healing place en
dc.subject healthcare en
dc.subject integrated oncology en
dc.subject interior design en
dc.subject spirit en
dc.subject sustainable en
dc.title Embodying spirit, fostering connections: the design of an integrated cancer treatment centre en
dc.degree.discipline Interior Design en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Mallory-Hill, Shauna (Interior Design) Crooks, Dauna (Nursing) en
dc.degree.level Master of Interior Design (M.I.D.) en
dc.description.note February 2011 en


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