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Quality of life and building design in residential and nursing homes for older people

Author(s): Parker, C., Barnes, S., McKee, K., Morgan, K., Torrington, J., Tregenza, P.
Older people living in residential and nursing care homes spend a large proportion of their time within the boundaries of the home, and may depend on the environment to compensate for their physical or cognitive frailties. Regulations and guidelines on the design of care buildings have accumulated over time with little knowledge of their impact on the quality of life of building users. The Design...
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Use of Mechanical Patient Lifts Decreased Musculoskeletal Symptoms and Injuries Among Health Care Workers

Author(s): Li, J., Wolf, L., Evanoff, B.
Healthcare workers experience high rates of work-related musculoskeletal injuries, which are often the result of the frequent patient lifting and transferring required of healthcare workers. Studies suggest that mechanical patient lifts can help reduce musculoskeletal injury rates.
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Violence In Healthcare Facilities: Lessons From the Veterans Health Administration

Author(s): Hodgson, M.J. , Reed, R., Craig,T., Murphy, F., Lehmann, L., Belton, L., Warren, N.
The authors examined assault frequency and risk factors in healthcare.
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The Role of the Physical Environment in the Hospital of the 21st Century: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity

Author(s): Ulrich, R.P., Quan, X., Zimring, C.P., Joseph, A., Choudhary, R.

Evidence-based hospital design improves health care outcomes: patients, families, and staff can benefit from improved design

Author(s): Rollins, J. A.

Healing Is Who We Are … and Who Are We?

Author(s): Taylor, M., Keighron, K.

Caring for the orthopaedic patient who is obese

Author(s): Taggart, H.M., Mincer, A.B., Thompson, A.W.

The Cycle of Caring

Author(s): Simons, M.

Designing with health in mind. Innovative design elements can make hospitals safer, more healing places

Author(s): Sadler, B.L.

A Review of Latex Sensitivity Related to the Use of Latex Gloves in Hospitals

Author(s): Lopes, RA. , Benatti, MC. , Zollner, R.