General Hospitals Planning and Design
General hospitals provide multidisciplinary healthcare services, so the design of a general hospital is comprehensive and distinctive. However, creating a flexible, healthy, and sustainable enviroment is the basic principle that all healthcare designers must follow. The exterior and interior enviroment may influence professional staff and patients, and thus may have impact on speed of recovery. In this book, selected general hospital projects present innovative architectural and interior design as reference for designers and directors of healthcare facilities. An condiseration for designers of modern healthcare facilities is not only to provide a clean and efficient healthcare environment is important because patient health, safety, and emotions don't depend on the staff's professional skills only-the hospital enviroment also has healing benefits. The children's hospitals (pediatrics/adolescent), women's hospitals (obstetrics and gynecology), cancer centers (radiotherapy and chemotherapy), and mental health hospitals included in the book are "works of art" with healing functions, created by architects, interiro designers, artists, and heathcare staff together.