Designing Safety-Net Clinics for Flexibility
California HealthCare Foundation
Flexibility: beyond the buzzword-practical findings from a systematic literature review
Health Environments Research & Design Journal
While many healthcare facilities claim to have incorporated flexibility and adaptability into their new design, few have documented the outcomes of such claims. In reality, many healthcare facilities are outdated before they are built and fully occupied. These facilities then require extensive renovation and replacement during their life cycle to respond to changing demands of demographics, technology, and care delivery models.
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
Green cleaning in healthcare: Current practices and questions for future research
Dementia Care Redesigned: Effects of Small-Scale Living Facilities on Residents, Their Family Caregivers, and Staff
Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
Small-scale environments are increasing in popularity for the care of dementia patients. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of this strategy.
A neural wayfinding mechanism adjusts for ambiguous landmark information
In order to find their way through their surroundings, people need to adapt to different and changing environments. Objects placed in strategic locations can serve as helpful navigational cues. Using functional magnetic resonance images (fMRI) to monitor brain activity, this study investigates how the brain is able to distinguish and process helpful information from the environment for navigational purposes.
Universal symbols in healthcare: Developing a Symbols-Based Wayfinding System: Implementation Guidebook
Impact of Place of Residence on Relationship Between Quality of Life and Cognitive Decline in Dementia
Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders
Neighborhood built environment and income: Examining multiple health outcomes
Social Science and Medicine