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Nurse-physician communication: an organizational accountability

Author(s): Arford, P.H.

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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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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Centralized to hybrid nurse station: Communication and teamwork among nursing staff

Author(s): Zhang, Y., Soroken, L., Laccetti, M., Castillero, E. R. d., Konadu, A.
Nursing stations often act as the primary workspaces for various members of a healthcare team while patients aren’t being directly worked with. Centralized nursing stations can lead to higher rates of telephone and computer use and administrative tasks while decreasing time spent caring for patients. Conversely, decentralized nursing stations have been found to create feelings of isolation and poor communication among staff. To emphasize the positive aspects of both formats, the authors propose a hybrid nursing station design that features decentralized stations connected to centralized meeting spaces.
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Centralized and Decentralized Nurse Station Design: An Examination of Caregiver Communication, Work Activities, and Technology

Author(s): Gurascio-Howard, L., Malloch, K.
Patients need to be close to a nurse (RN) for easy access to care and to save travel time. Centralized nurse stations are placed in one location to serve a group of patient rooms. 
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Video-mediated communication in the classroom to support sick children: a case study

Author(s): Fels, D.I., Weiss, P.L.

Patient-Centered Communication, Ratings of Care, and Concordance of Patient and Physician rRce

Author(s): Cooper, L., Roter, D., Johnson, R., Steinwachs, D., Powe, N.

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

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