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Nurse-physician communication: an organizational accountability

Author(s): Arford, P.H.

Ward layout, communication and care quality

Author(s): Pachilova, R., Sailer, K.

Music and communication in the operating theatre

Author(s): Weldon, S.-M., Korkiakangas, T., Bezemer, J., Kneebone, R.

The effect of hospital layout on caregiver-patient communication patterns

Author(s): Pachilova, R., Sailer, K.
This article suggests that the field of evidence-based design (EBD), which considers information from case evaluations and credible research during design-related decision processes, has only marginally examined hospital layouts and their effects. As a result, this study attempts to build on the tradition of “Space Syntax” research, which is a theory that explores how space controls and generates encounters between inhabitants and visitors of certain spaces and how these two groups engage in communication.
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Nursing Unit Design and Communication Patterns: What Is “Real” Work?

Author(s): Becker, F.
With billions of dollars spent each year on new hospital construction and an ever-growing shortage of nurses, more attention is being paid to the way in which design of new facilities and, more specifically, nursing units might better support nurse recruitment, their work process, and retention. There is growing concern about the quality of hospital environments and the impact on staff, which inherently impacts quality of care.
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Building and Testing a Patient-centric Electronic Bedside Communication Center

Author(s): Dykes, P. C., Carroll, D. L., Hurley, A. C., Benoit, A., Chang, F., Pozzar, R., and Caligtan. C. A.
This study builds upon previous research that demonstrated improved outcomes when patients had access to tailored information related to falls.
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Physician-patient communication in the primary care office: A systematic review

Author(s): Beck, R., Daughtridge, R., Sloane, P.

Effects of Revised Consultation Room Design on Patient–Physician Communication

Author(s): Ajiboye, F., Dong, F., Moore, J., Kallail, K. J., Baughman, A.
​As use of healthcare facilities increases across the United States, outpatient facilities have become a primary treatment environment for many patients. Despite this growth in usage and a host of technological advancements, the common design of outpatient examination rooms has remained mostly static since World War II.
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Communication: patient safety and the nursing work environment

Author(s): Friesen, M.A., Hughes, R.G., Zorn, M.

"Let's Sit Forward": Investigating Interprofessional Communication, Collaboration, Professional Roles, and Physical Space at EmergiCare

Author(s): Dean, M., Gill, R., Barbour, J. B.
Due to the fact that emergency department (ED) caregivers are constantly involved in interprofessional, knowledge-intensive conversations, effective modes of communication necessarily play a key role in promoting patient health and safety. Previous studies have explored how the physical environment directly affects modes of communication, and how these two dimensions of the healthcare environment constantly intersect with each other.
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