Preference of patients and medical doctors on the characteristics of interior walls: the case of Oncology Hospital of Hacettepe University
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In this study, the effects of the most striking architectural component in a space; the interior walls in medical settings, especially in Oncology Hospitals and the preferences of cancer patients and medical doctors on the characteristics of walls were discovered and discussed. By determining the preferences of cancer patients and medical doctors, some design considerations are stated which can support the psychological conditions and the recovery of cancer patients and increase the work performance of medical doctors. Cancer, cancer patients’ psychology, and the special needs of cancer patients are discussed. Furthermore, the relationship between the psychological conditions and immunity of the human body, psychoneuroimmunology were explored to support the idea and need of creating a medical settings that will support patients psychology and recovery and work performance of medical doctors.