Degrading medical treatment
Abusive treatment of women in labour
Undignified medical treatment
Patients are being perceived and treated as things or nonpersons or lesser persons without any warmth in human interaction. The same social forces that contribute to dehumanization in economic and political milieus lead to dehumanization in health care: aggregation of services, bureaucratization of services, secularization of values, professionalization of skills, and proliferation of technologies.
British architects claim that modern hospitals are built to meet patients' needs and improve their well-being.