National culture affects room design desires
The lighting in hospital intensive care units influences patients' wellbeing, even a year after they are discharged from the hospital. Researchers have found that “With light adapted to the time of day, health even improves for patients who are barely conscious when they are admitted for care. . . . In order to counterbalance the traditional ICU department with low levels of daylight and nights when lighting is frequently turned on [researchers tested an] experimental environment with so-called cyclical lighting that changed during the day. . . .
In much of the developed world, people seem to be struggling to get enough “good” sleep. Design
Nejati, Rodiek, and Shepley studied surgical nurses’ ideas about what makes break rooms restorati
Pineda and her team studied soundscapes in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).
Hospitals have been adding hotel-like amenities for some time; new research indicates their value
There are upsides to reduced visibility
EDs can be both secure and efficient
Treating pain with light
Work by Lester and his team supports the use of single-family rooms (SFRs) in neonatal intensive