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    Design in mind: eliciting service user and frontline staff perspectives on psychiatric ward design through participatory methods

    2016
    Journal of Mental Health
    Journal Article

    Issue 2, Volume 25, Pages 114-121
    Author(s)
    Csipke, E./Papoulias, C./Vitoratou, S./Williams, P./Rose, D./Wykes, T.
    Previous studies have shown repeatedly that the physical design of psychiatric wards has a significant impact on patient recovery and well-being. It has also been found that staff and patients often express conflicting expectations regarding the design of psychiatric wards. Therefore, it is important to better understand different stakeholder perceptions of the same environment so that the most effective design decisions can be made. One possible way of doing this would be using the “SURE model,” which is a participatory method involving collaborations with service users during all stages of the study.
    Attractiveness of physical environment|Patient Satisfaction and Comfort
    Patient health outcomes|Patient satisfaction and comfort|Staff health outcomes|Staff productivity / efficiency|Staff satisfaction
    Hospitals

    Exploring Environmental Variation in Residential Care Facilities for Older People

    2016
    HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal
    Journal Article

    Author(s)
    Nordin, S./McKee, K./Wijk, H./Elf, M.

    Promoting Hand Hygiene With a Lighting Prompt

    2016
    HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal
    Journal Article

    Author(s)
    Diegel-Vacek, L./Ryan, C.

    Considerations for choosing appropriate healthcare waste management treatment technologies: a case study from an East Midlands NHS Trust, in England

    2016
    Journal of Cleaner Production
    Journal Article

    Volume 135, Pages 139-147
    Author(s)
    Lee, S./Vaccari, M./Tudor, T.
    Hospitals have the potential to significantly improve their socioeconomic and environmental conditions through the implementation of sound policies that are backed by solid research. Developing a strong evidence base for such policy decisions is therefore imperative. The National Health Service (NHS) is among the largest organizations in the United Kingdom, and is also very energy intensive and a prolific producer of waste

    Benchmark problem for human activity identification using floor vibrations

    2016
    Expert Systems with Applications
    Journal Article

    Volume 62, Pages 263-272
    Author(s)
    Madarshahian, Ramin/Caicedo, J. M./Zambrana, D. A.

    A nursing home staff tool for the indoor visual environment: The content validity

    2016
    Journal of Nursing Education and Practice
    Journal Article

    Issue 11, Volume 6, Pages 25-33
    Author(s)
    Sinoo, M. M./Kort, H. S. M./Loomans, M. G. L. C./Schols, J. M. G. A.
    Visual impairments affecting residents of nursing homes can arise from numerous causes, and they can directly affect these residents’ quality of life by jeopardizing their ability to participate in daily activities such as reading, watching television, or even interacting with others. The physical makeup of the nursing home itself can work to either help or hinder its residents, and in cases in which the environment is beneficial, the nursing home can be called an “environmental fit.” 
    Lighting|Patient Satisfaction and Comfort
    Patient health outcomes|Patient satisfaction and comfort|Visibility
    Other healthcare facilities|Residential healthcare facilities

    A Recovery-Oriented Care Approach: Weighing the Pros and Cons of a Newly Built Mental Health Facility

    2016
    Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
    Journal Article

    Issue 2, Volume 54, Pages 39–48
    Author(s)
    Ahern, C. C./Bieling, P./McKinnon, M. C./McNeely, H. E./Langstaff, K.
    An inpatient mental health hospital was renovated with a newly built environment that incorporated patient-centered, clinically informed designs in an attempt to improve overall safety and quality of care. The new designs were considerably expensive and had extensive design implications for other parts of the hospital outside of the mental health facility. 
    Patient Satisfaction and Comfort
    Organizational outcomes|Patient health outcomes|Patient satisfaction and comfort
    Hospitals

    Impact of new water systems on healthcare-associated colonization or infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa

    2016
    GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
    Journal Article

    Volume 11, Pages 1-5
    Author(s)
    Lefebvre, A./Quantin, C./Vanhems, P./Lucet, J. C./Bertrand, X./Astruc, K./Chavanet, P./Aho-Glélé, L. S.

    Pseudomonas aeruginosa in premise plumbing of large buildings

    2016
    MicrobiologyOpen
    Journal Article

    Author(s)
    Bédard, E./Prévost, M./Déziel, E.

    Mental and Behavioral Health Environments: Critical Considerations for Facility Design

    2016
    General Hospital Psychiatry
    Journal Article

    Volume 42, Pages 15-21
    Author(s)
    Shepley, M. M./Watson, A./Pitts, F./Garrity, A./Spelman, E./Kelkar, J./Fronsman, A.