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Cancer Patients' Satisfaction With Care in Traditional and Innovative Ambulatory Oncology Clinics

Author(s): Groff, S. L., Carlson, L. E., Tsang, K., Potter, B. J.
Recent advances in cancer care allow more cancer patients to be treated on an ambulatory care basis, whether chemotherapy, radiation therapy or follow-up care. Care can include physical, psychological, and emotional challenges. Ambulatory oncology clinics have the opportunity to create positive treatment experiences for patients. 
Key Point Summary
Added October 2012

Optimal Healing Environments: Building Healing Spaces

Author(s): Ananth, S.M.
Added October 2012

Symposium looks into healthy designs

Author(s): Bennett, S.
Added October 2012

Constructed wetlands for urban grey water recycling

Author(s): Frazer-Williams, R., Avery, L., Winward, G., Jeffrey, P., Shirley-Smith, C., Liu, S., Memon, F.A., Jefferson, B.
Added October 2012

Greening Healthcare: 21st Century and Beyond

Author(s): Hall, A.G.
Added October 2012

Clevland Clinic's New Look More Than Just A Pretty Face

Author(s): Spector, H.
Added October 2012

Conveniently located “napping rooms” provide opportunity for night- and extended-shift providers to rest, leading to less fatigue and better performance.

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 Healthcare providers are known for working unacceptably long hours and being chronically sleep deprived.  Often, physicians and nurses work 24+ hour shifts, leading to fatigue and avoidable errors that put both caregivers and patients at risk of serious injury or death.  Acute and chronic sleep deprivation can mimic the effects of drunkenness. 
Key Point Summary
Added November 2014

Does a wander garden influence inappropriate behaviors in dementia residents?

Author(s): Detweiler, M. B., Murphy, P. F., Myers, L. C., Kim, K. Y.
Most cognitively impaired dementia unit residents are dependent and confined to a safe custodial environment with limited exposure to natural settings. However, the mandatory indoor confinement of dementia residents has been known to increase verbal and physical agitation and use of psychotropic medications. Several studies have reported that having access to unlocked doors leading to a garden or outdoor area may reduce the level of inappropriate behaviors in both residential and long-term dementia care facilities. This study explores the effect of adding a wander garden to an existing dementia unit on inappropriate behaviors of residents. 
Key Point Summary
Added May 2014

Using Root Cause Analysis to Reduce Falls in Rural Health Care Facilities

Author(s): Ruddick, P., Hannah, K., , Schade, C.P., Bellamy, G., Brehm, J., Lomely, D.
Added October 2012

Transforming care in children's hospitals through environmental design: Literature Review

Author(s): Joseph, A., Keller, A., Kronick, K.
Added October 2012