Outpatient Oncology Center: A Journey Realized, Dallas, Texas
Canon, Leticia Bell
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To provide healing through transforming how patients experience the building and meeting their psychological needs of the mind, body, and spirit. Existing Cancer Centers do not focus on the patients needs. This cancer center focuses on the separate and different needs of the adult and pediatric patient by providing a place for hope, journey, and creating a new lifestyle. The Outpatient Oncology Center will be a healthcare facility for adult and pediatric patients dealing with various types of cancer. The facility will service 100 adult and 100 pediatric patients a day. Services include Chemotherapy, Clinical Treatment, and Radiation Therapy. Remembering the patient while defining the importance of movement through the building. It is important to have easy access and natural light into every rooms to allow patients to understand where they are. Psychological issues; such as, comfort through gardens and water, family-oriented atmosphere, and natural light will be addressed in my plan. The Outpatient Oncology Center will be located southwest of Downtown Dallas in the "Oak Cliff' Area. The site is owned by Parkland Memorial Hospital. The location allows for the seclusion and privacy from the hospital. Patients can seek healing and recovery through integrating the natural environment and the natural light into every room and circulation space.