Outpatient needs of aged cancer patients
As Europe’s population ages, the incidence of cancer is significantly increasing with age and represents one of the primary causes of morbidity. Cancer patients suffer from mental and physical fatigue as well as anxiety aggravated by the ageing process. While medical and architectural researchers recognise the therapeutic role the built environment plays, the focus remains on patient needs in inpatient settings. Little research has been conducted to identify needs in outpatient clinics. The EU-funded THERARC project will explore the spatial elements affecting the multifaceted needs of older cancer patients through ethnographic quantitative research and gender analysis. The project will also establish an interdisciplinary theoretical foundation relying on medical sociology, environmental psychology, and built environment studies.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-EF-CAR - CAR – Career Restart panel
WC1E 6BT London
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