The AIA has developed a checklist that can be used to evaluate buildings that might be used as temporary healthcare facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Influencing social- and case-related communication
Size influences outcomes
Another reason nature matters
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.