Benefits from wood interior in a hospital room: a preference study
Architectural Science Review
New design strategies, focusing on implementing the psychologically beneficial effects of nature in the built environment, are increasingly being implemented in building design. The design of built settings is of particular importance in environments intended for healing, such as hospitals. Preferences for a setting are thought to be indicators of factors in the environment that can enhance...
Factors influencing evaluation of patient areas, work spaces, and staff areas by healthcare professionals
Indoor and Built Environment
One important element of high-quality healthcare delivery is a motivated and satisfied staff. Healthcare executives should regularly examine the factors that influence clinicians’ perceptions of satisfaction and quality so that necessary changes can be addressed.
The Effect of Environmental Design on Reducing Nursing Errors and Increasing Efficiency in Acute Care Settings: A Review and Analysis of the Literature
Environment and Behavior
In acute care settings, the physical environment plays an important role in staff efficiency and patient safety. Some research suggests that poor environments can result in staff stress, anxiety, and distractions due to noise; artificial lighting; improper or inadequate ventilation; and disorienting layouts of nursing units. There is less research on how environmental factors affect nursing staff health, effectiveness, errors, and job satisfaction.
Environmental evaluation for workplace violence in healthcare and social services
Journal of Safety Research
The purpose of this project was to contribute specific, evidence–based guidance to the healthcare and social services employer communities regarding the use of environmental design to prevent violence.
Symposium looks into healthy designs
Pebble Project-Published Articles
Issue August 2008
Volume Daily Journal of Commerce
The Road Ahead: The Need to Clarify and Re-Conceptualize Healing Environments
Environmental Design Research Association
Sustainable healthcare architecture
Health Promotion by Design in Long-Term Care Settings
The aesthetic dimension in hospitals--an investigation into strategic plans
International Journal of Nursing Studies
Designing the 21st Century Hospital : Environmental Leadership for Healthier Patients, Facilities, & Communities
Environmental Leadership for Healthier Patients, Facilities, & Communities