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The effect of hospital layout on caregiver-patient communication patterns

Author(s): Pachilova, R., Sailer, K.
This article suggests that the field of evidence-based design (EBD), which considers information from case evaluations and credible research during design-related decision processes, has only marginally examined hospital layouts and their effects. As a result, this study attempts to build on the tradition of “Space Syntax” research, which is a theory that explores how space controls and generates encounters between inhabitants and visitors of certain spaces and how these two groups engage in communication.
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Social health and nutrition impacts of community kitchens: A systematic review

Author(s): Iacovou, M., Pattieson, D. C., Truby, H., Palermo, C.

A Framework for Understanding Grocery Purchasing in a Low-Income Urban Environment

Author(s): Zachary, D., Palmer, A., Beckham, S., Surkan, P.

Translating Quality Care Factors to Quality Space: Design Criteria for Outpatient Facility

Author(s): Samah, Z. A., Ibrahim, N., Amir, J. S.

Lost in space: The place of the architectural milieu in the aetiology and treatment of schizophrenia

Author(s): Golembiewski, J.
This article is a theoretical discussion concerning how designed and constructed environments can be significant factors in the psychogenesis of mental illnesses, particularly with non-affective psychoses. The authors believe that the current body of literature is lacking in resources that could help direct design decision-making to positively influence the well-being of mentally ill individuals. Discussing this matter may help identify specific qualities of the built environment that appear to be aetiologically related to psychosis.
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Life Safety Code Comparison

Author(s): Crowley, M. A., Harper, J. E.