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Slidecast
April 2021 Slidecast

Wang, Z., & Pukszta, M. (2018). Private Rooms, Semi-Open Areas, or Open Areas for Chemotherapy Care: Perspectives of Cancer Patients, Families, and Nursing Staff. HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal

In recent years, the design of spaces for chemotherapy treatment has shifted from private rooms and open-units in inpatient settings, to semi-open areas in outpatient care centers. Despite the shift towards ambulatory care, the majority of evidence-based design research in this area is still focused on the inpatient setting. This appears to be one of the first studies to look at what patients need and want during their treatment in ambulatory chemo treatment centers.  

EBD Journal Club
March 2021 EBD Journal Club
Rich, R. K., Jimenez, F. E., Puumala, S. E., DePaola, S., Harper, K., Roy, L., Brittin, J. (2020). From Fable to Reality at Parkland Hospital: The Impact of Evidence-Based Design Strategies on Patient Safety, Healing, and Satisfaction in an Adult Inpatient Environment. Health Environments Research & Design Journal, pages in press.
Podcast
March 2021 Podcast
Sharon Woodworth is both a practicing healthcare architect shaping her practice at HED into a national firm, and an associate professor at UCSF teaching healthcare architecture to physicians and nurses who want to be a CEO in healthcare.
Member Project
March 2021 Member Project
How could a large health care provider use creative design principles to proactively improve the health of the community it serves, and empower its constituents to participate in enhancing their own individual well-being? Parkview Health, a large nonprofit health system of more than 80 community hospitals and clinics which is headquartered in Fort Wayne, serves residents of northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio through inpatient and outpatient facilities, physician offices, and affiliate entities. Through routine needs assessments, community health needs are identified, including food equity/access to fresh produce. Alleviating food insecurity through education and access to low-cost, healthy foods requires support from hospital administrators and area governmental and social service agencies; and a physical location on campus has been needed to serve as a learning center and greenhouse where these activies would take place.
Webinar
March 2021 Webinar
This webinar will share research and case studies that explore how design can be used as a tool complementing therapeutic protocols to reduce patient stress and aggression on pediatric mental health units.   
Webinar
March 2021 Webinar
Taking advantage of the collective knowledge and expertise in attendance, this webinar will offer interdisciplinary perspectives to evaluate current cutting edge design solutions, help attendees to develop solutions of their own, and inspire further research with the aspiration to transform the future of the care team station in inpatient behavioral health settings.  
Webinar
March 2021 Webinar
This engaging webinar panel will bring together a diverse group of industry thought leaders to explore where these challenges exist and how the built environment, technology, community, and innovative new models could reshape the future of health, wellness and how and where we will age.  
Podcast
March 2021 Podcast
Margi Kaminski, ASID, NCIDQ, Director of Health Interiors at CannonDesign, answers the question, “What was it like to go from being the “boss” of your small firm Quarters Designs for Living Spaces,  to working for the larger more prestigious firms like those you have worked at throughout your