Humanization of care spaces: a research developed for the Italian Ministry of Health

Romano Del Nord, Donatella Marino, Gabriella Peretti


The article reports methodology, contents and results of the care space research carried out for the Italian Ministry of Health by the Interuniversity Research Centre TESIS University of Florence and the Department DINSE Turin Polytechnic under the responsibility of Professors R. Del Nord and G. Peretti. The aim of the research was to define methodological and operational tools designing social health structures according to quality standards that define user needs in terms of psycho-social and physical well-being as a priority of the design process. The potential users of this research results are the operators involved in the implementation process of social health construction: from local and central decision makers to designers.


Humanization; Social health structures; design guidelines; psycho-emotional well-being; patient centered

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