Event: Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics – Seminar Series
Title: Healthcare Architecture: A Moral Imperative
Date: January 31, 2020
There is increasing recognition and understanding of the impact built space has on people.
Healthcare architecture has strongly advocated for patient-centered design, but can the resulting concealment of clinical spaces devalue the role of medical professionals? With a recent paradigm shift towards design quality measurement, has the social responsibility of health architects changed?
Obligations to develop an ethically-based framework to structure design decisions and allocation discussions in healthcare architecture are explored.