- Facing Death. Space around the Deathbed on the Example of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Tallinn Deaconess Hospital’s Department of Hospice Care
- Tutor(s): Malle Jürgenson, Gregor Taul
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The master’s thesis deals with the attitude to death and the space of death. I am focused on the hospice, the space where a person spends his last days of life. In my master’s thesis, I try to answer the question of what environment allows the dying person and their loved ones to reconcile calmly with the end of life. In my work, I deal with the expanding Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Tallinn Deaconess Hospital’s department of hospice care.
I have focused on three user groups – the dying person, caregivers and support staff and the relatives. I have looked at the three premortal stages and adapted the space to the changing needs of the dying person. I have approached design on three scales: the first on the dying scale, the second on the ward scale, and the third on the hospice department.