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T he Architecture of Psychiatric Hospitals -

This section of the paper considers the approaches that have been undertaken in order to adapt certain establishments, with a view to enabling hospitals to more adequately accommodate people with various mental problems. The architecture and internal environment as two different but somehow linked aspects of the modern approach to building facilities will be discussed as will how research is developing new ways to better house mentally ill patients and how this can provide a better foundation for care. However, the impact of ward design on the outcomes of mental health patients remains unclear. A systematic review by Papoulias et al of the

35 Papoulias, C., Csipke, E.,

secondary literature on this topic found that no strong link existed

Rose, D., McKellar, S., &

between design of mental hospitals and psychiatric wards and clin-

Wykes, T., (2014). The psychi-

ical outcomes of patients. Despite this, he also found that private

atric ward as a therapeutic space:

spaces and a homely environment could improve patient well-being.

systematic review. The British

Thus, the following paragraphs will consider the architecture of

Journal of Psychiatry, 205(3),

modern psychiatric hospitals and its impact on the treatment of



mental illness.


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