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Margaret J Foster
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January 1, 2018: HERD
Jeremy C Wells
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January 1, 2018: HERD
Ellen Taylor
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January 1, 2018: HERD
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October 2017: HERD
Diana C Anderson, Ken Trinder, Kate Mitchell, Erica Mitchell
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October 2017: HERD
Jaynelle F Stichler
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October 2017: HERD
Emily S Patterson, Elizabeth B-N Sanders, Carolyn M Sommerich, Steven A Lavender, Jing Li, Kevin D Evans
OBJECTIVES: To identify patient needs and expectations that can be utilized to inform the design or renovation of medical-surgical patient rooms in a hospital. BACKGROUND: There is an increased interest in supportive room design to increase patient satisfaction and improve the healing process. METHODS: Patients' and family caregivers' reactions were elicited to intentional room elements embedded in a set of five full-scale simulated room prototypes...
October 2017: HERD
Naomi A Sachs
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October 2017: HERD
Amanda Nioi, Jenny Roe, Alan Gow, David McNair, Peter Aspinall
OBJECTIVE: This article reports summer verses winter seasonal variations across a suite of blue light, illuminance levels and health and well-being indicators. BACKGROUND: The quality of lighting in care homes has been assessed previously, yet seasonal comparisons and the associations with sleep quality are limited. This exploratory study investigates light exposure in two seasons to determine the changes over time and the associations with health and well-being...
October 2017: HERD
D Kirk Hamilton
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October 2017: HERD
Lindsay Tan, Miyoung Hong, Taneshia West Albert
OBJECTIVE: This case study explores the influence of the healthcare design studio experience on students' short-term professional goals as measured through rates of healthcare-related certification and internship/employment. BACKGROUND: The value and relevance of interior design is evident in the healthcare design sector. However, interior design students may not perceive this value if it is not communicated through their design education. Students' experience in the design studio plays a crucial role in determining career choices, and students may be more committed to career goals when there is clear connection between major coursework and professional practice...
October 2017: HERD
Carol L Thake, Matthew Bambling, Sisira Edirippulige, Eric Marx
BACKGROUND: Research supports therapeutic use of nature scenes in healthcare settings, particularly to reduce stress. However, limited literature is available to provide a cohesive guide for selecting scenes that may provide optimal therapeutic effect. OBJECTIVE: This study produced and tested a replicable process for selecting nature scenes with therapeutic potential. Psychoevolutionary theory informed the construction of the Importance for Survival Scale (IFSS), and its usefulness for identifying scenes that people generally prefer to view and that hold potential to reduce stress was tested...
October 2017: HERD
Lindsey Fay, Allison Carll-White, Aric Schadler, Kathy B Isaacs, Kevin Real
OBJECTIVE: The focus of this research was to analyze the impact of decentralized and centralized hospital design layouts on the delivery of efficient care and the resultant level of caregiver satisfaction. BACKGROUND: An interdisciplinary team conducted a multiphased pre- and postoccupancy evaluation of a cardiovascular service line in an academic hospital that moved from a centralized to decentralized model. This study examined the impact of walkability, room usage, allocation of time, and visibility to better understand efficiency in the care environment...
October 2017: HERD
Erin Peavey, Kiley B Vander Wyst
OBJECTIVE: This article provides critical examination and comparison of the conceptual meaning and underlying assumptions of the concepts evidence-based design (EBD) and research-informed design (RID) in order to facilitate practical use and theoretical development. BACKGROUND: In recent years, EBD has experienced broad adoption, yet it has been simultaneously critiqued for rigidity and misapplication. Many practitioners are gravitating to the term RID to describe their method of integrating knowledge into the design process...
October 2017: HERD
Charles E Cunningham, Alison Niccols, Heather Rimas, Randi Robicheau, Colleen Anderson, Bart DeVries
OBJECTIVES: To engage users in the design of a regional child and youth health center. BACKGROUND: The perspective of users should be an integral component of a patient-centered, evidence-based approach to the design of health facilities. METHODS: We conducted a discrete choice conjoint experiment (DCE), a method from marketing research and health economics, as a component of a strategy to engage users in the preconstruction planning process...
October 2017: HERD
Ryan J L Pyrke, Margaret C McKinnon, Heather E McNeely, Catherine Ahern, Karen L Langstaff, Peter J Bieling
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of the present study was to compare sleep characteristics pre- and post-move into a state-of-the-art mental health facility, which offered private sleeping quarters. BACKGROUND: Significant evidence points toward sleep disruption among psychiatric inpatients. It is unclear, however, how environmental factors (e.g., dorm-style rooms) impact sleep quality in this population. METHODS: To assess sleep quality, a novel objective technology, actigraphy, was used before and after a facility move...
October 2017: HERD
Yolanda Keys, Susan R Silverman, Jennie Evans
The purpose of this study was to collect the perceptions of design professionals and clinicians regarding design process success strategies and elements of interprofessional engagement and communication during healthcare design and construction projects. Additional objectives were to gather best practices to maximize clinician engagement and provide tools and techniques to improve interdisciplinary collaboration for future projects. Strategies are needed to enhance the design and construction process and create interactions that benefit not only the project but the individuals working to see its completion...
October 2017: HERD
Lesley Collier, Anke Jakob
BACKGROUND: Multisensory environments (MSEs) for people with dementia have been available over 20 years but are used in an ad hoc manner using an eclectic range of equipment. Care homes have endeavored to utilize this approach but have struggled to find a design and approach that works for this setting. AIMS: Study aims were to appraise the evolving concept of MSEs from a user perspective, to study the aesthetic and functional qualities, to identify barriers to staff engagement with a sensory environment approach, and to identify design criteria to improve the potential of MSE for people with dementia...
October 2017: HERD
Farhood Rismanchian, Young Hoon Lee
OBJECTIVE: This article proposes an approach to help designers analyze complex care processes and identify the optimal layout of an emergency department (ED) considering several objectives simultaneously. These objectives include minimizing the distances traveled by patients, maximizing design preferences, and minimizing the relocation costs. BACKGROUND: Rising demand for healthcare services leads to increasing demand for new hospital buildings as well as renovating existing ones...
July 2017: HERD
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