The Center for Health Design has launched the Staff Wellbeing toolbox containing a library of newly-created and Center staff-curated content. Included in this toolbox are research findings, expert insights, strategies, and other useful resources connecting the built environment to improved staff wellbeing.
When healthcare facilities do not have adequate staff to maintain operations, consequences can include lost revenue, high turnover of existing staff, and compromised patient outcomes. It is incumbent on healthcare futurists and leaders to rethink healthcare work environments.
Creating spaces that not only support patient outcomes, but that support staff fulfillment, resilience and organizational commitment will be required for success as the healthcare industry seeks to sustain itself in the midst of high patient volumes and high operating expenses.
Understanding the multifaceted impact of the built environment includes recognizing how acoustics, interruptions, break spaces, social support, and access to nature can be leveraged to support staff.
To assist healthcare organizations, architects, designers, suppliers and others involved in the planning, design and construction of healthcare spaces, The Center has created a Staff Wellbeing toolbox containing a library of newly-created and Center staff-curated content - research findings, expert insights, strategies, tools, and other useful resources.
The New Staff Wellbeing Toolbox Contains:
Two Issue Briefs
One Executive Summary
Two Design Tools
Two Design Strategies
- "Art in Healthcare: The State of the Practice"
- "‘Purpose-built’ Art in Hospitals: Art with Intent"
- "Alleviating Stress through Ecotherapy and Biophilic Design"
- "Biophilic Design and the Healthcare Workspace"
- "Curing the Noise Epidemic: How Loud is Your Design?"
- "Getting Above the Noise: Creating High-Performance + Restorative Hospital Work Environments"
- "Caring for the Caregiver: Understanding the role of Culture and the Built Environment on Nurse Respite"
- "Positive Impacts of a Hospital Garden on Patients, Families and Nurses"
Two Project Briefs
- "The Effects of Material Selection on Noise Levels in Two Patient Care Units"
- "Multi-Phase Approach Achieves Culture of Quiet""
Two EBD Journal Clubs
- "Restorative Design Features For Hospital Staff Break Areas: A Multi-Method Study"
- "Demonstrating the Effect of the Built Environment on Staff Health-Related Quality of Life in Ambulatory Care Environments"
One Lessons Learned
One Related Resource
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