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D Kirk Hamilton
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April 2018: HERD
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April 2018: HERD
Kathryn Peditto
OBJECTIVE: This Methods column describes the existing reporting standards for qualitative research, their application to health design research, and the challenges to implementation. Intended for both researchers and practitioners, this article provides multiple perspectives on both reporting and evaluating high-quality qualitative research. BACKGROUND: Two popular reporting standards exist for reporting qualitative research-the Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Research (COREQ) and the Standards for Reporting Qualitative Research (SRQR)...
April 2018: HERD
Naomi A Sachs
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April 2018: HERD
Andrew L Dannenberg, Heather Burpee
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April 2018: HERD
Annette Haywood, Sarah Barnes, Hazel Marsh, Stuart G Parker
BACKGROUND: Older people with an acute illness, many of whom are also frail, form a significant proportion of the acute hospital inpatient population. Attention is focusing on ways of improving the physical environment to optimize health outcomes and staff efficiency. PURPOSE: This article explores the effects of the physical environment in three acute care settings: acute hospital site, in-patient rehabilitation hospital, and intermediate care provision (a nursing home with some beds dedicated to intermediate care) chosen to represent different steps on the acute care pathway for older people and gain the perspectives of patients, family carers, and staff...
April 2018: HERD
Valerie Willis
PURPOSE: To describe the difference in auditory function at neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) discharge between high-risk infant cases exposed to hospital construction during NICU stay and those not exposed. BACKGROUND: Noise produced by routine NICU caregiving exceeds recommended intensity. As California hospitals undergo construction to meet seismic safety regulations, vulnerable neonates are potentially exposed to even higher levels of noise. Ramifications are unknown...
April 2018: HERD
Susan O'Hara, Robin Toft Klar, Emily S Patterson, Nancy S Morris, Judy Ascenzi, James C Fackler, Donna J Perry
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this research were to describe the interactions (formal and informal), in which macrocognitive functions occur and their location on a pediatric intensive care unit, to describe challenges and facilitators of macrocognition using space syntax constructs (openness, connectivity, and visibility), and to analyze the healthcare built environment (HCBE) using those constructs to explicate influences on macrocognition. BACKGROUND: In high reliability, complex industries, macrocognition is an approach to develop new knowledge among interprofessional team members...
April 2018: HERD
Clíona Rooney, Karim Hadjri, Verity Faith, Máirin Rooney, Keith McAllister, Cathy Craig
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to gain a deeper understanding of the experiences of visually impaired older people living independently at home. BACKGROUND: As populations are aging globally, there is now an increase in the prevalence of visual impairment. That means for ongoing and future aging-in-place strategies that seek to enable older people to remain independent for longer, more attention needs to be given to the needs of those with visual impairment...
April 2018: HERD
Sarah Blaschke, Clare C O'Callaghan, Penelope Schofield
OBJECTIVES: To explore cancer patients' recommendations for nature engagement based on their subjective nature experiences and observations in the cancer setting. The rationale was to gain practical insight for delineating relevant and translatable nature-based care and design opportunities in oncology contexts. BACKGROUND: Innovative cancer care services are needed to respond to growing demand and shifting healthcare needs. Engagement with nature has shown multiple health benefits and presents a promising opportunity for application in healthcare to improve outcomes...
April 2018: HERD
Jacinta Colley, Heidi Zeeman, Elizabeth Kendall
OBJECTIVES: This research aimed to examine the role of the corridors in specialist inpatient rehabilitation units to inform future design of these spaces. BACKGROUND: In healthcare settings, such as rehabilitation units, corridors have often been designed simply as spaces allowing movement between other locations. However, research suggests that corridors may be places where important social and care-related activities take place. How corridors are used and understood by patients and staff in inpatient rehabilitation settings is unclear, and a greater understanding of the role of corridors in these settings could help to inform more supportive design of these spaces...
April 2018: HERD
Rebecca McLaughlan
OBJECTIVE: Models of patient and family-centered care advocate catering to psychosocial needs when designing healthcare facilities yet there is little evidence available to determine how the built environment can cater to psychosocial needs. This article highlights the obstacles to overcoming this knowledge deficit in the pursuit of evidence-based guidelines to inform social provisions within the pediatric hospital setting. It will propose a working definition for psychosocial space and identify new research directions to enhance understandings of the relationship between social space and well-being...
April 2018: HERD
Laura Schrauwen, Deedee R Kommers, Sidarto Bambang Oetomo
AIM: To investigate how product design can be used to improve parent-infant bonding in a neonatal intensive care unit. BACKGROUND: Impaired parent-infant bonding is an inevitable consequence of premature birth, which negatively influences development. Products, systems, or services that support the bonding process might counter these negative influences. METHOD: The first step was to trace existing products by performing a literature search in PubMed, the university library, and Google...
April 2018: HERD
Rana Sagah Zadeh, Mardelle Shepley, Hessam Sadatsafavi, Arthur Hamie Owora, Ana C Krieger
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to identify the behavioral and environmental strategies that healthcare workers view as helpful for managing sleepiness, improving alertness, and therefore optimizing workplace safety. BACKGROUND: Reduced alertness is a common issue in healthcare work environments and is associated with impaired cognitive performance and decision-making ability as well as increased errors and injuries. METHOD: We surveyed 136 healthcare professionals at a primary care clinic, an acute care hospital, and a mental health clinic...
April 2018: HERD
Kara Freihoefer, Len Kaiser, Dennis Vonasek, Sara Bayramzadeh
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to understand how two different ambulatory design modules-traditional and onstage/offstage-impact operational efficiency, patient throughput, staff collaboration, and patient privacy. BACKGROUND: Delivery of healthcare is greatly shifting to ambulatory settings because of rapid advancement of medicine and technology, resulting in more day procedures and follow-up care occurring outside of hospitals. It is anticipated that outpatient services will grow roughly 15-23% within the next 10 years (Sg2, 2014)...
April 2018: HERD
Su Jin Lee, Jon Sanford, Margaret Calkins, Sarah Melgen, Sarah Endicott, Anjanette Phillips
PURPOSE: To identify the optimal spatial and dimensional requirements of grab bars that support independent and assisted transfers by older adults and their care providers. BACKGROUND: Although research has demonstrated that toilet grab bars based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Standards do not meet the needs of older adults, the specific dimensional requirements for alternative configurations are unknown. METHODS: A two-phased study with older adults and care providers in residential facilities was conducted to determine the optimal requirements for grab bars...
April 2018: HERD
Anjali Joseph, Sara Bayramzadeh, Zahra Zamani, Bill Rostenberg
OBJECTIVE: This review of empirical literature focuses on the design of operating rooms (ORs) by investigating the physical environmental features of ORs associated with patient and staff outcomes. BACKGROUND: Many ORs built more than 30 years ago remain operational today. However, most are inadequately designed to handle the equipment, processes, and people that a contemporary OR needs to accommodate. However, the evidence base for designing ORs has been sorely lacking, and little guidance exists on how OR design can improve safety and performance outcomes...
April 2018: HERD
Xiaodong Xuan, Zongfei Li, Xixi Chen
OBJECTIVES: To create opportunities to increase nursing staff's satisfaction and operational efficiency and eventually improve nurses' experiences through better design in unit layout. BACKGROUND: The majority of research performed on nursing units in China only focused on the spatial design itself, and few studies examined the nursing unit empirically based on nurses' experience. Nursing units need to be designed with understanding nurses' behavior and experience in China...
January 1, 2018: HERD
Amy Kurowski-Burt, John Christopher Haddox
OBJECTIVES: A study exploring facility-related barriers to healthcare participation (the level to which an individual is engaged or involved in their own healthcare activities from simply keeping appointments to following treatment regimens) in persons with disabilities in Appalachia from the perspectives of four stakeholder groups, (1) adults with disabilities, (2) caregivers of persons with disabilities, (3) advocates for persons with disabilities, and (4) providers who treat persons with disabilities...
January 1, 2018: HERD
Margaret Broom, Zsuzsoka Kecskes, Sue Kildea, Anne Gardner
In 2012, a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) transitioned from an open plan (OP) to a dual occupancy (DO) NICU. The DO design aimed to provide a developmental appropriate, family-centered environment for neonates and their families. During planning, staff questioned the impact DO would have on staff workflow and activity. To explore the impact of changing from an OP to a DO NICU, a prospective longitudinal study was undertaken from 2011 to 2014, using observational, time and motion, and surveys methods...
January 1, 2018: HERD
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