Radical Redesign of Nursing Homes: Applying the Green House Concept in Tupelo, Mississippi
The Green House design should be considered as nursing home resident numbers are growing. Early experiences with the “pod-like” structure show positive effects on residents, families, and staff.
Perceived hospital environment quality indicators: A study of orthopaedic units
Journal of Environmental Psychology
The field of healthcare design has increasingly recognized the need for building environments that are more ‘‘user-centered,’’ but spatial–physical features have not typically been included in assessment surveys on patient satisfaction.
Health Promotion by Design in Long-Term Care Settings
User preferences, information transactions and location-based services: A study of urban pedestrian wayfinding
Computers Environment and Urban Systems
Effect of built-environment factors on healthcare: Satisfaction, operations, and outcomes
Reduced noise levels, pleasant distractions, safety features, wayfinding systems, support spaces, and patient/family/caregiver control reduces stress, errors, and pain, while at the same time increasing referrals and staff retention.
Standard principles for preventing and controlling infection
Designing a healing environment
Health Facilities Management
Cultural transformation and design
Improving healthcare with better building design
Designing the 21st Century Hospital : Environmental Leadership for Healthier Patients, Facilities, & Communities
Environmental Leadership for Healthier Patients, Facilities, & Communities