DuBose and her research team explored how spatial design can influence healing.
Psychiatric nurses have clear opinions about what is best
Noise has multiple roles in mental health facilities
Pati and colleagues investigated responses to curved and sharp contours in healthcare environments and gathered some intriguing data.
Benson and Coleman have found that more older adults are choosing to “live apart together;” this new way of “co-habitating” has repercussions for home design, for example.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs reports that it has linked architectural/interior design consistent with the recommendations embedded in its Mental Health Environment of Care Checklist to fewer suicides by inpatients in its mental health units.
Residents and staff benefit from thoughtful design
Groups can manipulate the amount of organizational nostalgia experienced, by, for example, changing the images shown in common spaces.
Learning from patients about their wellbeing
Being in the dark has benefits