Supporting healthcare clinicians for healthy outcomes
Resolving distance-related issues
Fay, Cai, and Real reviewed empirical peer-reviewed studies related to decentralized nursing stations (DNSs) published in the last 15 years.
Research conducted with children may indicate a way to at least partially compensate for lack of nature views in areas where people are likely to feel stressed.
Valdimarsdottir and colleagues studied depression levels among a hospitalized group; they linked lighting conditions and depression.
A number of both useful and important healthcare design-related studies were published during the last year.
Making positive life experiences more likely
Heller recently discussed the design of healthcare facilities in the Harvard Business Review.
Nielsen and colleagues studied patient responses to art in hospitals.
Layouts that improve patient and caregiver experiences