Understanding Green Building Design and Healthcare Outcomes: Evidence-Based Design Analysis of an Oncology Unit
Journal of Architectural Engineering
The United States healthcare industry is a major part of the economy as well as a significant contributor to carbon dioxide emissions and other environmental issues. Green building design (GBD) attempts to offset environmental impacts of buildings, and recently designers have been combining GBD with evidence-based design (EBD) in order to create facilities that positively impact both the external and internal environment.
Life Safety Code Comparison
American Society for Healthcare Engineering
Quality Physical Environment in Paediatric Wards: Designer’s Creation Versus Users’ Satisfaction
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Prior research has revealed that an optimal healing environment can enhance a child’s quality of life by supporting the healing process. However, little has been done to identify specific design features within an optimal healing environment that either impede or aid the healing process.
Physical Environment: The Major Determinant Towards the Creation of a Healing Environment?
Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences
Prior research suggests that the pediatric population’s heightened perception of the quality of the physical environment can have an impact on the creation of a healing environment.
Healthcare Environmental Terms and Outcome Measures: An Evidence-based Design Glossary
Cancer Patients' Satisfaction With Care in Traditional and Innovative Ambulatory Oncology Clinics
Journal of Nursing Care Quality
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.
The Road Ahead: The Need to Clarify and Re-Conceptualize Healing Environments
Environmental Design Research Association
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
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.