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EBD Journal Club
February 2018 EBD Journal Club
Patterson, E., Sanders, E., Sommerich, C. Lavender, S. Li, Jing, Evans, K. (2017).  Meeting Patient Expectations During Hospitalization: A Grounded Theoretical Analysis of Patient-Centered Room Elements. HERD Health Environments Research & Design Journal, doi/10.1177/1937586717696700.
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Webinar
February 2018 Webinar
This webinar will offer an overview in the latest thinking about lighting and its impact. Since there have been so many presentations, magazine articles, and research studies on the circadian (24-hour body clock) side of Human Centric Lighting (HCL), the presenter will briefly touch upon these concepts to set context. More importantly, this this program will focus on the non-circadian side of lighting, which almost nobody in the lighting industry communicates about and, in many applications, is more important than circadian. HCL 1.0 is circadian. HCL 2.0 includes improved visual lighting quality. HCL 3.0 includes non-circadian concepts, such as people taking anti-depressants, migraine headaches, autism, dyslexia, etc. For HCL 3.0 there are many more pathways than the commonly touted eye to suprachiasmatic nucleus.
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Webinar
February 2018 Webinar
In this interactive webinar, attendees will explore an expanded view of patient experience and the current State of Patient Experience shared via The Beryl Institute’s 2017 study. The presenter will also dig into what ultimately influences experience and how it impacts all we aspire to achieve in healthcare.   In elevating the human experience at the heart of healthcare we cannot overlook the needs of all voices engaged and the place in which experience occurs. Ultimately our conversation will engage us in why environment matters to patient experience and what we can do to ensure this remains central to our work in healthcare.
Interview
February 2018 Interview
Learn about how the design of a new psychiatric facility strives to normalize mental illness through carefully chosen materials with the goal of creating a “homey,” non-institutional setting, why private patient rooms will be included in the new final building as an important part of the design concept, and how research helped shape the architects’ beliefs that the built environment should support patients’ dignity and independence as part of the recovery process.
Project Brief
February 2018 Project Brief
Learn about how a county directive to relocate different behavioral health programs into one location led to a unique design for serving low to high-risk populations in an integrated facility, and how collaboration among the architect, interior designer, landscape architect, owner, staff, and clients played an integral role in shaping the programming and design.
Executive Summary
February 2018 Executive Summary
Behavioral and mental health (BMH) conditions affect one in five adults in the United States each year, and are even more common among patients receiving care for medical conditions. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the spectrum of BMH conditions includes anxiety, attention deficit disorders, autism spectrum disorders, bipolar disorders, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, and suicide, among others. Up to 45% of patients admitted to the hospital for a medical condition or presenting to the emergency department with a minor injury also have a concurrent BMH condition. These BMH comorbidities increase the risk of psychological harm associated with care.
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Interview
February 2018 Interview
Inside you will learn about: why behavioral health facilities have very different design requirements than general hospitals, how different areas of a behavioral health unit have different safety needs that influence design choices, which types of safety measures and products should be incorporated into behavioral health units.
Issue Brief
February 2018 Issue Brief
As part of the Behavioral & Mental Health toolbox, in this issue brief you will learn about the prevalence of behavioral and mental health conditions as comorbidities; design strategies for promoting psychological wellness; and a systematic benefit analysis approach to meet the psychological needs of all.
Tool
February 2018 Tool
Design interventions to improve well-being for patients with behavioral and mental health (BMH) conditions will often have impacts on other populations, as well (e.g., staff, visitors, non-BMH patients who use the same facility). This tool will help you consider those broader impacts and incorporate them into an evidence-based process for a universal design approach.  
Interview
February 2018 Interview
Inside you will learn about: why behavioral health facilities have very different design requirements than general hospitals; how different areas of a behavioral health unit have different safety needs that influence design choices; and which types of safety measures and products should be incorporated into behavioral health units.