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Knowledge Repository

Sensing space and making place: The hospital and therapeutic landscapes in two cancer narratives

Author(s): Bates, V.
Added March 2019

A grounded theoretical analysis of room elements desired by family members and visitors of hospitalized patients: Implications for medical/surgical hospital patient room design

Author(s): Patterson, E. S., Sanders, E. B.-N., Lavender, S. A., Sommerich, C. M., Park, S., Li, J., Evans, K. D.
Added July 2019

A narrative review of interventions for improving sleep and reducing circadian disruption in medical inpatients

Author(s): Tan, X., van Egmond, L., Partinen, M., Lange, T., Benedict, C.
Added August 2020

Optimal spaces for those living with dementia: Principles and evidence

Author(s): Barrett, P., Sharma, M., Zeisel, J.
​The World Health Organization (WHO) identifies dementia as a major cause of dependency among elderly populations around the world, with roughly 50 million people affected at the time of this writing.
Key Point Summary
Added March 2019

The Seniors’ Outdoor Survey (SOS Tool): Comparing ratings and reliability between Italy and the USA

Author(s): Bardenhagen, E., Senes, G., Rodiek, S., Ferrara, C., Nejati, A., Fumagalli, N., Giornelli, A., Lee, C.
Added August 2020

What makes a garden in the elderly care facility well used?

Author(s): Shi, S. L., Tong, C. M., Marcus, C. C.
The World Health Organization estimates that by 2050, 22% of the world’s population will be over the age of 60. As the population of this age group continually increases, healthcare providers are constantly striving to improve the quality of long-term care facilities so that they can provide better experiences for elderly patients.
Key Point Summary
Added March 2019

Researching and Designing Health Care Environments: A Systematized Review of Creative Research Methods

Author(s): Jellema, P., Annemans, M., Heylighen, A.
Added March 2019

The relevance of sink proximity to toilets on the detection of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase inside sink drains

Author(s): Buchan, B. W., Graham, M. B., Lindmair-Snell, J., Arvan, J., Ledeboer, N. A., Nanchal, R., Munoz-Price, L. S.
Added March 2019

How enclosure and spatial organization affect residents’ use and experience of a dementia special care unit: A case study

Author(s): Van Hecke, L., Van Steenwinkel, I., Heylighen, A.
Added July 2019

Design re-use: Critical application of healthcare building design evidence

Author(s): Wanigarathna, N., Sherratt, F., Price, A. D. F., Austin, S. A.
Added July 2019