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Adaptable healing patient room for stroke patients. A staff evaluation

Author(s): Daemen, E. M. L., Flinsenberg, I. C. M., Van Loenen, E. J., Cuppen, R. P. G., Rajae-Joordens, R. J. E.
​The Adaptable Healing Patient Room (AHPR) is a structural design intended to enhance the healing process of neurology patients, especially patients recovering from stoke. It consists of three main components: Adaptive Daily Rhythm Atmosphere (ADRA), Artificial Skylight (AS), and Adaptable Stimulus Dosage (ASD).
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405 nm light technology for the inactivation of pathogens and its potential role for environmental disinfection and infection control

Author(s): Maclean, M., McKenzie, K., Anderson, J. G., Gettinby, G., MacGregor, S. J.

Assistive lighting for people with sight loss

Author(s): Fisk, M. J., Raynham, P.

The effects of physical environments in medical wards on medication communication processes affecting patient safety

Author(s): Liu, W., Manias, E., Gerdtz, M.
The physical environment of a hospital has a wide range of effects on the quality of care administered to patients. In the context of medication distribution, seamless communication among healthcare professionals of different backgrounds is imperative, and in many cases the physical environment itself can have positive or negative effects on this complex process.
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The psychiatric ward as a therapeutic space: Systematic review

Author(s): Papoulias, C., Csipke, E., Rose, D., McKellar, S., Wykes, T.

Initiatives to reduce overcrowding and access block in Australian emergency departments: A literature review

Author(s): Crawford, K., Morphet, J., Jones, T., Innes, K., Griffiths, D., Williams, Allison
Australian emergency departments are experiencing an increasing demand for their services. Patient throughput continues to expand resulting in overcrowding and access block where patients cannot gain entry to appropriate hospital beds. This is despite both state and federal governments implementing numerous schemes to address the complex causes of stress on emergency departments. This paper...
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Safewards: A new model of conflict and containment on psychiatric wards

Author(s): Bowers, L.

Safewards: The empirical basis of the model and a critical appraisal

Author(s): Bowers, L., Alexander, J., Bilgin, H., Botha, M., Dack, C., James, K., Jarrett, M., Jeffery, D., Nijman, H., Owiti, J. A., Papadopoulos, C., Ross, J., Wright, S., Stewart, D.

The impact of an acute psychiatry environment on older patients and their families

Author(s): Hung, L., Loewen, E., Bindley, B., McLaren, D., Feist, T., Phinney, A.

Taking ergonomics to the bedside – A multi-disciplinary approach to designing safer healthcare

Author(s): Norris, B., West, J., Anderson, O., Davey, G., Brodie, A.