Crucial-to-know healthcare design studies from the first six months of 2019 address many topics, from designing for patient and family engagement in the therapeutic process and clinician teamwork, to supporting healing and health via the design of waiting rooms, primary care clinics, patient rooms, prenatal care offices, and emergency departments.
Melissa Piatkowski, Addie Abushousheh, and Ellen Taylor have written the whitepaper “Healthcare at Home,” which is available to all at the Center for Health Design website indicated below.
Video links to the 2018 and 2019 sessions of the Architecture-For-Health lecture series, hosted by Texas A &M University, are now available.
McDougall and colleagues investigated the best sorts of sounds to use as medical alarms.
Research indicates that developing prenatal care offices where fathers feel more comfortable may increase their involvement with prenatal care.
Gharaveis, Hamilton, Shepley, Pati, and Rodiek studied how Emergency Department design influences teamwork, communication, and security; their findings are applicable in both healthcare and other contexts.
Karp and colleagues studied the design of primary care clinics.
A research team lead by Legendre found that we process significant amounts of sensory information while asleep, which has implications for the design of a range of spaces, from homes to healthcare facilities.
On March 22, at the Outcome of Design (OOD) conference organized by the American Society of Interior Designers, OOD award winning projects were reviewed.
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