A recent article in American Demographics discussed several trends in hospital design.
Juanita Dugdale addresses the current discussion about whether labyrinths can promote psychological and physical healing.
Research is still critical to understanding how the environment can help support those with dementia and their families. Recent studies look at several sucessful indoor design interventions and provide outdoor design guidelines.
Researchers designed a hospital waiting area that is associated with more positive assessments of the physical environment, improved mood, enhanced physiological state, and more satisfaction with the environment than the standard waiting room.
New federal privacy standards that went into effect in April have repercussions for hospitals, pharmacies, physician offices, and other health care facilities.
Lessons learned from the design of operating rooms can be applied to other areas where thoughtful production work is performed.
Service providers can reinforce consumer perceptions of the quality of their services through the design of physical environments, reports a case study of the Mayo Clinic.
The National Academy of Sciences, the American Institute of Architects, and the Vinyl Institute coordinated the first Neuroscience and Health Facilities Workshop in Woods Hole, MA, August 13–15, 2002
Some designers of hospital environments have fully recognized the influence of sensory stimulation on patient experience and recovery rates.