Children’s Participation in Health Care Facility Design

Health care facility planners and designers, like professionals in any other fields have not often recognized the valuable contributions children can make to their work. There are, however, some special reasons that make child participation in health facility design particularly important. First, child health care facilities are, even more than any other environment, adult-controlled. The child is the passive recipient of care–often painful and unpleasant. it is necessarily so. Because of this it is all the more important to maximize a child’s control over whatever parts of the environment and experience need not be regulated for medical reasons…

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Title:  Children’s Participation in Health Care Facility Design

Author(s): Roger Hart

Publication Date: 1992

Publisher: Child Health Design Resource Center