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Clemson University

2014

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Comprehensive Cancer Care: An Outpatient Treatment Facility, Braden Abrams Reid May 2014

Comprehensive Cancer Care: An Outpatient Treatment Facility, Braden Abrams Reid

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A cancer diagnosis can result in a loss of decision-making and control for patients. The majority of clinical treatments fail to adequately address corollary symptoms and needs that arise both from treatment and from the disease itself. Thus, the architectural problem identified in this thesis inquiry is how can an outpatient cancer centre treat the whole patient comprehensively, while at the same time instilling control and re-empowering the patient? This thesis project proposes a patient-centered environment designed to support the myriad and nuanced needs of the cancer patient, as well as a site-specific proposal for a comprehensive outpatient cancer treatment ...