Exploring Perceptions of Designers and Medical Staff in South Korea about Design Elements for the Elder-Friendly Hospital
Journal of Interior Design
The elderly population is growing around the world and so is the geriatric patient population. The authors indicate that despite the fact that the elderly will soon be the primary users of healthcare services, healthcare facilities are not designed for the elderly. In this study, designers and medical staff were asked to rate the importance of 33 design elements in the context of an elder-friendly hospital.
Life Safety Code Comparison
American Society for Healthcare Engineering
Healthcare Environmental Terms and Outcome Measures: An Evidence-based Design Glossary
Building the evidence base for evidence-based design: Editors' introduction
Environment and Behavior
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
A decade of adult intensive care unit design: a study of the physical design features of the best-practice examples
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
This article reports a study of the physical design characteristics of a set of adult intensive care units (ICUs), built between 1993 and 2003. These ICUs were recognized as the best-practice examples by the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the American Institute of Architects.
Nurses’ Perception of Single-Occupancy Versus Multioccupancy Rooms in Acute Care Environments: An Exploratory Comparative Assessment
Applied Nursing Research
As people are living longer and the baby boomers age, the demand for hospital beds will increase. As new facilities are built to handle this influx of patients, the challenge for hospital designers and administrators is to design patient rooms that promote therapeutic goals, foster positive patient outcomes, and function as intensive care rooms. Recent research suggests that single-occupancy rooms are more suitable for infection control and patient care than multioccupancy rooms. However, no research has been done about nursing staff members’ perception of single-occupancy and multioccupancy patient rooms in acute care settings as it relates to patient care.
Role of the Physical Environment in the Hospital of the 21st Century: Abstracts Table Supplement
The Center for Health Design
The healing environment in our communities and healthcare settings: research excellence into practice