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Enhancing the traditional hospital design process: a focus on patient safety

Author(s): Reiling, J.G., Knutzen, B.L., Wallen, T.K., McCullough, S. , Miller, R., Chernos, S.
The current study is an overview of innovative system engineering and patient safety factors, named as the Synergy model that a hospital system utilized to design their new facility.
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Added April 2014

Influence of nursing-unit design on the activities and subjective feelings of nursing personnel

Author(s): Trites, D.K., Galbraith, F.D., Sturdavant, M., Leckwart, J.F.
Performed intensive comparisons of the effect of radial, double-corridor, and single-corridor nursing units on the activities and feelings of nursing personnel, using multiple linear regression methods to remove as many extraneous factors as possible from comparisons. The radial design was found to be superior to the double corridor, and superior to the single corridor in most instances. Nursing...
Key Point Summary
Added October 2012

Seating patterns and patient behavior in an experimental dayroom

Author(s): Holahan, C.
Added October 2012

Behavioral and attitudinal effects of large-scale variation in the physical environment of psychiatric wards

Author(s): Holahan, C., Saegert, S.
Added October 2012

Environmental change in a psychiatric setting: A social systems analysis

Author(s): Holahan, C.J.
Added October 2012

The effects of furniture arrangement on the behavior of geriatric patients.

Author(s): Peterson, R., Knapp, T., Rosen, J., al., e.
Added October 2012

Physical Environment and Job Satisfaction in a Community Mental Health Center.

Author(s): Folkins, C., O’Relly, C., Roberts, K., Miller, S.
Psychological evidence suggests that behavior is affected by situational and environmental settings. The health care satisfaction with physical environment contributes to overall job satisfaction of medical staff. Physical surroundings in a community mental health center may be a mediating variable for staff morale and effectiveness. Environmental effects could have dramatic implication for a mental health professionals who constantly must make decisions about patients on the basis of subjective impressions of appearance and behavior. The study deals with staff attitudes in the outpatient clinics of a community mental health center.
Key Point Summary
Added November 2012

Increasing Maternal Participation in the Hospitalization of Young Children

Author(s): Roskies, E., Mongeon, M., Gagnon-Lefebvre
Added October 2012

Effects of environmental agents on social behavior of patients in a hospital dining room

Author(s): Rice, C.G., Talbott, J.A., Stern, D.
Added October 2012

Convoys Over the Life Course: Attachment, Roles and Social Support.

Author(s): Kahn, R.L., Antonucci., T.C.
Added October 2012

The Social Behavior of Geriactric Patients at MealTimes: An Observational and an Interventional Study

Author(s): Davies, A.D., Snaith, P.A.
Added October 2012

The effects of rearranging ward routines on communication and eating behaviors of psychogeriatric patients

Author(s): Melin, L., Gotestam, K.G.
Added October 2012

Evaluating Architectural Legibility Way-Finding in the Built Environment

Author(s): Weisman, J.
Added October 2012

Experimental Alterations in Playroom Layout and their Effect on Staff and Child Behavior

Author(s): Neill, S.
Added October 2012

The placement and misplacement of you-are-here maps.

Author(s): Levine, M., Marchon, I., Hanley, G.
Added October 2012

The Evaluation of an Environmental Remodeling Program on a Psychiatric Geriatric Ward

Author(s): Stahler, G.J., Frazer, D., Rappaport, H.
Added October 2012

Objective and subjective evaluation of psychiatric ward redesign

Author(s): Whitehead, C. C., Polsky, R. H., Crookshank, C., Fik, E.
At the time of this study, relatively little research had been done to explore the potential benefits of incorporating architectural designs geared specifically towards improved patient well-being in psychiatric treatment environments. A “psychoenvironmental” model incorporating therapeutic architectural designs into psychiatric healthcare environments was developed before the publication of this study; however, this particular model had not yet been examined empirically.
Key Point Summary
Added August 2018

Narcotic utilization for back pain patients housed in private and semi-private rooms

Author(s): Dolce, J.J., Doleys, D.M., Raczynski, J.M., Crocker, M.F.
Added October 2012

Hospital Design and Wayfinding: A Video Simulation Study.

Author(s): Carpman, J.R., Grant, M.A., Simmons, D.A.
Added October 2012

Effects of Furniture Rearrangement on the Atmosphere of Wards in a Maximum-Security Hospital

Author(s): Baldwin, S.
Added October 2012