Cultural needs in hospital humanization

Tipo di pubblicazione: Articolo in atti di convegno
Tipologia MIUR: Contributo in Atti di Convegno (Proceeding) > Contributo in atti di convegno
Titolo: Cultural needs in hospital humanization
Autori: Grazia Giulia Cocina
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Intervallo pagine: pp. 73-78
Tipo di referee: Comitato scientifico
Editore: Paola Galante
ISBN: 978-886-975-154-7
Volume: CAUMME III
Titolo del convegno: Migration and the Built Environment in the Mediterreanean and the Middle East
Luogo dell'evento: Naples
Data dell'evento: 24 - 25 Novembre 2016
Luogo di pubblicazione: Naples
Abstract: The need for health and social services to meet the care demands of people from a different cultural universe is becoming increasingly important in Italy, due to the growing number of immigrants and the demographic changes. Cultural diversity is particularly significant in the health field for several reasons: firstly because of the difficulties of communication between doctor and patient that refer to two different ways of understanding a disease and its care, secondly because of the the barriers that immigrants face in accessing and using services (De Micco, 2002). All of these issues contribute to the under-utilization of public services by the immigrants, although both regular and irregular are protected by current legislation which obliges health facilities to provide services to both. The growing ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity linked to the immigrant populations requires the introduction of specific interventions to improve the organization and the spaces of the services in order to meet the needs of these users. This reserach focused on the needs of immigrant who use hospital services. Within the humanization of health care, the needs of this people and their spatial requirements arising from specific cultural characteristics have hardly even been taken into consideration in literature. The study proposes a model in which abstract socio-cultural constructs are translated into spatial characteristics that are associated with specific techniques of analysis. Through the development of spatial-configurational (Hillier, 2007) and environmental indicators (Evans, McCoy, 1998; Ulrich et al., 2008), applied to an ambulatory care path of an hospital in Turin, it is evaluated how the spaces respond to the users'needs, especially their cultural needs. The work's main goal is to provide insights for the development of innovative design approaches that meet the needs of humanization in hospitals in a multidisciplinary perspective to focus attention on specific users such immigrants.
Data: 2016
Status: Pubblicato
Lingua della pubblicazione: Inglese
Parole chiave: immigrants, cultural differences, hospital humanization
Dipartimenti (originale): DISEG - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale, Edile e Geotecnica
Dipartimenti: DAD - Dipartimento di Architettura e Design
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    Area disciplinare: Area 08 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura > TECNOLOGIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA
    Data di deposito: 10 Nov 2017 16:32
    Data ultima modifica (IRIS): 10 Nov 2017 16:50:30
    Data inserimento (PORTO): 12 Nov 2017 03:08
    Permalink: http://porto.polito.it/id/eprint/2690956
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