Bringing the single versus multi-patient room debate to vulnerable patient populations: A systematic review of the impact of room types on hospitalized older people and people with neurological disorders
Intelligent Buildings International
Added October 2020
Modern forensic psychiatric hospital design: Clinical, legal and structural aspects
International Journal of Mental Health Systems
Added February 2019
How to improve sleep in a neonatal intensive care unit: A systematic review
Early Human Development
Added March 2019
Risk factors associated with interfacility transfers among patients with Clostridium difficile infection
American Journal of Infection Control
Added September 2017
Healthcare Staffs’ Experiences and Perceptions of Caring for People with Dementia in the Acute Setting: Qualitative Evidence Synthesis
International Journal of Nursing Studies
Dementia is an international health issue that greatly impacts healthcare delivery systems. Individuals with dementia have specific needs when it comes to healthcare, and it seems that, generally, acute care environments aren’t suitable for these individuals. Considering how previous studies have shown that as much as a quarter of individuals utilizing acute hospital services are likely to have dementia, the authors posit that there needs to be a shift in ethos, organization, and environment in which more appropriate care is provided to patients with dementia in acute care settings.
Added October 2017
Design in mind: eliciting service user and frontline staff perspectives on psychiatric ward design through participatory methods
Journal of Mental Health
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.
Added March 2019
Environmental Variables That Influence Patient Satisfaction: A Review of the Literature
HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal
This paper is a literature review that compiles a number of studies investigating the layouts and designs of hospitals and work settings, and the influences that these environments have on health and behavioral outcomes in patients. More specifically, this review seeks to identify possible links between physical and social environmental influences to self-reported patient outcomes. The authors wish to more fully understand the elements that influence patient satisfaction, and then begin a discussion over how physical and social environments can be further analyzed to enhance satisfaction.
Added December 2018
Improving inpatient environments to support patient sleep
International Journal for Quality in Health Care
The importance of sleep in the healing process, as well as the dangers of sleep deprivation, have been thoroughly studied within previously published literature.
Added January 2018
A Scoping Literature Review of Dementia-Friendly Hospital Design
Added December 2017
The Green House Model of Nursing Home Care in Design and Implementation
Health Services Research
The Green House (GH) model of nursing home (NH) care is a trademarked model created in 2012 that seeks to undo the social stigmas and inefficiencies commonly associated with NHs. GH homes are marked by smaller-sized homes (10-12 residents) located in community neighborhoods, personalized care procedures that are tailored to individual patient needs, and 24-hour nurse availability.
Added October 2017