Place Attachment Dimensions and Role Assessment in Modern Hospitals

  •  Mohammadreza Rohani    
  •  Vahid Shaliamini    


Hospitals play a significant role in people’s physical and psychological health, as well as medical and ducational researches of the experts. Therefore, hospitals’ importance is due to both health-care services and the educational effect. Many hospitals do not meet international standards due to oldness and inattention to space users. Based on the studies on place attachment, dimension, and effects, the paper attempts to promote place attachment in clinical spaces through creative exploration. Qualities such as place identity, emotional attachment, place dependence, social bonding, spatial behavior, and functional attachment are the research analysis criteria. The research methods is practical and descriptive-analytic evaluating the problem’s invisible horizons through a critical, objective, and concrete viewpoint and makes creative strategies and models possible which are responsive to different environmental dimensions especially human dimension. To study the criteria for valuation and space creation, the users and what they admire, associate, understand, and use and for which they have “sense of belonging” were also considered. The research results reveal that designing a modern hospital based on the promotion of place attachment results in the quick recovery of the patients, hospital staff’s job satisfaction, medical education improvement and also solutions to the enhancement of the environment quality of the hospital.

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