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On the Planning and Design of Hospital Circulation Zones: A Review of the Evidence-Based Literature

2017
HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal
Journal Article

Issue 2, Volume 10, Pages 124-146
Author(s)
Jiang, S./Verderber, S.
Unit configuration and layout

The Influence of Nature Stimulus in Enhancing the Birth Experience

2017
HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal
Journal Article

Issue 2, Volume 10, Pages 81-100
Author(s)
Aburas, R./Pati, D./Casanova, R./Adams, N. G.
Patient satisfaction and comfort

Balancing the Human Touch with the Need for Integrating Technology in Ambulatory Surgical Environments: Barriers and Facilitators to Nursing Work and Care Team Interactions

2017
Journal of Interior Design
Journal Article

Issue 1, Volume 42, Pages 39-65
Author(s)
Joseph, A./Wingler, D./Zamani, Z.
Unit configuration and layout
Staff productivity / efficiency

Examining Relationships between Physical Environments and Behaviors of Residents with Dementia in a Retrofit Special Care Unit

2017
Journal of Interior Design
Journal Article

Issue 2, Volume 42, Pages 49-69
Author(s)
Mobley, C./Leigh, K./Malinin, L.
Individuals with late-stage dementia often receive treatment in Specialized Care Units (SCUs) when other nursing home facilities can no longer support their socio-behavioral and physical needs. Generally, SCUs aim to maximize patient quality of life (QoL) by mitigating potential environmental stressors and improving the functional status of the patients themselves.
Unit configuration and layout
Patient health outcomes

Patient Needs and Environments for Cancer Infusion Treatment

2017
Journal of Interior Design
Journal Article

Issue 2, Volume 42, Pages 13-25
Author(s)
Wang, Z./Pukszta, M.
Roughly 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year, and more than 50% of cancer patients receive chemotherapy for treatment. Chemotherapy is delivered through infusion, which uses an intravenous (IV) administration and support system to deliver treatment. 
Room configuration and layout
Patient satisfaction and comfort

Child Life Specialists' Evaluation of Hospital Playroom Design: A Mixed Method Inquiry

2017
Journal of Interior Design
Journal Article

Issue 2, Volume 42, Pages 71-91
Author(s)
Weinberger, N./Butler, A. G./Schumacher, P. A./Brown, R. L./McGee, B.
Many children are hospitalized with chronic illnesses each year, experiences that may result in traumatic repercussions with lasting negative health effects as children grow older. Child life experts are individuals who help children and their families cope with the stresses and uncertainties of hospitalization.
Room configuration and layout
Patient health outcomes

Participatory design, wicked problems, choosing by advantages

2017
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management
Journal Article

Issue in press
Author(s)
Kpamma, Z. E./Adjei-Kumi, T./Ayarkwa, J./Adinyira, E.

Sustainable healthcare facilities: Reconciling bed capacity and local needs

2017
International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment
Journal Article

Issue in press
Author(s)
Pantzartzis, E./Edum-Fotwe, F. T./Price, A. D. F.
Adjacencies/department|Unit configuration and layout
Organizational outcomes

Beyond Ebola treatment units: severe infection temporary treatment units as an essential element of Ebola case management during an outbreak

2017
BMC Infectious Diseases
Journal Article

Issue 1, Volume 17, Pages 124
Author(s)
Janke, C./Heim, K. M./Steiner, F./Massaquoi, M./Gbanya, M. Z./Frey, C./Froeschl, G.
Adjacencies/department
HAI related outcomes

Toward a Framework for Designing Person-Centered Mental Health Interiors for Veterans

2017
Journal of Interior Design
Journal Article

Issue 2, Volume 42, Pages 27-48
Author(s)
Platt, L. S./Bosch, S. J./Kim, D.
Patient satisfaction and comfort|Patient health outcomes