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Designing with empathy: Humanizing narratives for inspired healthcare experiences

Author(s): Carmel-Gilfilen, C., Portillo, M.

Hospital curtains: An undermined source of nosocomial infections

Author(s): Ghani, U., Assad, S., Sulehria, T., Arif, I.

Separate Medication Preparation Rooms Reduce Interruptions and Medication Errors in the Hospital Setting: A Prospective Observational Study

Author(s): Huckels-Baumgart, S., Baumgart, A., Buschmann, U., Schüpfer, G., Manser, T.
Errors and interruptions are commonplace during medication preparation procedures in healthcare environments. One study found that one interruption occurred for every 3.2 drugs administered during nurses’ medication rounds.
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Design in mind: eliciting service user and frontline staff perspectives on psychiatric ward design through participatory methods

Author(s): Csipke, E., Papoulias, C., Vitoratou, S., Williams, P., Rose, D., Wykes, T.
Previous studies have shown repeatedly that the physical design of psychiatric wards has a significant impact on patient recovery and well-being. It has also been found that staff and patients often express conflicting expectations regarding the design of psychiatric wards. Therefore, it is important to better understand different stakeholder perceptions of the same environment so that the most effective design decisions can be made. One possible way of doing this would be using the “SURE model,” which is a participatory method involving collaborations with service users during all stages of the study.
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Suicide risk and absconding in psychiatric hospitals with and without open door policies: A 15 year, observational study

Author(s): Huber, C. G., Schneeberger, A. R., Kowalinski, E., Fröhlich, D., von Felten, S., Walter, M., Zinkler, M., Beine, K., Heinz, A., Borgwardt, S., Lang, U. E.
Suicides and absconding by inpatients are both situations that present serious challenges for medical institutions. For this reason, many psychiatric wards use permanently locked doors to help promote patient safety.
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Exploring the effect of sound and music on health in hospital settings: A narrative review

Author(s): Iyendo, T. O.

Survey of psychiatric assessment rooms in UK emergency departments

Author(s): Bolton, J., Palmer, L., Cawdron, R.

Well-Being and Safety among Inpatient Psychiatric Staff: The Impact of Conflict, Assault, and Stress Reactivity

Author(s): Kelly, E. L., Fenwick, K., Brekke, J. S., Novaco, R. W.

Sensory rooms in psychiatric inpatient care: Staff experiences

Author(s): Björkdahl, A., Perseius, K.-I., Samuelsson, M., Lindberg, M. H.

An Exploration of the Use of a Sensory Room in a Forensic Mental Health Setting: Staff and Patient Perspectives: The Use of a Sensory Room in a Forensic Hospital

Author(s): Wiglesworth, S., Farnworth, L.