Researchers have investigated the design of environments that promote children’s health, from pediatric hospitals to neighborhood streets to play areas.
Anyone involved with the design of healthcare environments, particularly those to be used by children and adolescents, should review the case study at the website below, which focuses on a children’s hospital in Sydney, Australia.
What does office personalization imply to a patient? How do different user groups view hospital pediatric settings?
What design elements affect playground use? What defines a well-designed primary school? What features do children want in common hospital spaces? Recent studies answer these questions.
Kathy Hathorn, the CEO of American Art Resources, discusses some of the recent research conducted by her firm in an interview with Richard Peck.
Patients of any age can be stressed, but children may be particularly upset by hospital visits - no matter what your age, stress compromises the functioning of your immune system.
Recent research at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center investigated what a children’s hospital means emotionally to patients, families, staff members and administrators.
Premature babies face many challenges to having a pleasant childhood, including learning to eat and experiencing pain.
Whether or not a baby is placed in an incubator after birth has been linked to depression levels in young adults.
The National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions recently released a report, Evidence for Innovation, Transforming Children’s Health through the Physical Environment, that reports, in detail, on the relationship between the physical environment and care outcomes for pediatric patients.