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“Don’t speak about us without us": design considerations and recommendations for inpatient mental health environments for children and adolescents

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dc.contributor.supervisor Chalmers, Lynn (Interior Design) en_US
dc.contributor.author Tapak, Dana
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-04T17:01:30Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-04T17:01:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/5251
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the relationship between inpatient mental health environments and children and adolescents. Research was conducted by way of observation, questionnaires, interviews, and reading floor plans, partnering with two hospitals in Ontario that offered inpatient child and adolescent mental health services. The primary goal of this study was to develop considerations and recommendations that inform design decisions. I set out to gather the opinions and insights of children and adolescents who were inpatients in these facilities. The staff were also interviewed to capture their views on the role that the physical environment can play in supporting and enabling them to do their best work. The research provided a portal into a complex and sensitive area of study, and offered insights into the experiences and preferences of the children and adolescents. Their perspectives and stories contributed significantly to the knowledge gained in this exploration. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Interior Design en_US
dc.subject mental health en_US
dc.subject environments en_US
dc.title “Don’t speak about us without us": design considerations and recommendations for inpatient mental health environments for children and adolescents en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Interior Design en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Close, Susan (Interior Design), Kandrack, Mary-Anne (Sociology) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Interior Design (M.I.D.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2012 en_US


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