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The Effects of Interior Design on Communication and Impressions of a Counselor in a Counseling Room

Author(s): Miwa, Y., Hanyu, K.

An exploration of the meanings of space and place in acute psychiatric care

Author(s): Andes, M., Shattell, M. M.
The effectiveness of acute psychiatric care (or short-term psychiatric care) owes much to the design of the physical space inhabited by both patients and mental health professionals. The structure of psychiatric care centers and the barriers they either create or remove between patients and healthcare practitioners can potentially influence patient recovery and employee well-being. Some argue that private, physically exclusionary spaces designed specifically for nurses are necessary in order to protect sensitive information and provide psychological solace for the nurses themselves. 
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Is your phone bugged? The incidence of bacteria known to cause nosocomial infection on healthcare workers' mobile phones

Author(s): Brady, R.R.W., Wasson, A., Stirling, I., McAllister, C., Damani, N.N.

Challenges in Design and Transition to a Private Room Model in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Author(s): Carlson, B., Walsh, S., Wergin, T., Schwarzkopf, K., Ecklund, S.
The need for neonatal intensive care units (NICU) is increasing at a time when research suggests their designs need to change to provide a developmentally appropriate healing environment. One approach is a private room NICU model versus a large multibed ward. However, such a radical design change could be challenging to implement.
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Patient's satisfaction and distress compared with expectations of the medical staff

Author(s): Langen, I., Myhren, H., Ekeberg, Ã.i., Stokland, O.

Optimizing Patient Care in the Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Author(s): Perkins, A.M., Buchhalter, J.R.

A model of nursing care microsystems for a large neonatal intesnsive care unit

Author(s): Goldschmidt, K.A., Gordin, P.

Role of the Physical and Social Environment in Promoting Health, Safety, and Effectiveness in the Healthcare Workplace

Author(s): Joseph, A.

Family‐centered Care in the NICU

Author(s): Griffin, T.

Privacy and confidentiality in emergency medicine: obligations and challenges

Author(s): Geiderman, J.M., Moskop, J.C., Derse, A.R.