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Design Details for Health : Making the Most of Design's Healing Potential,9780470524718
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Design Details for Health : Making the Most of Design's Healing Potential

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2nd
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9780470524718

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0470524715
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
3/22/2011
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Wiley
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Summary

Significant innovations in healthcare design knowledge have occured in the decade since the first edition of Design Details for Health was published. Evidence is now measurable, revealing just how the physical environment of a building can improve healthcare outcomes and recovery. Updated with the latest research and contemporary case studies, this new edition is a comprehensive primer on healthcare design for multiple typologies—from acute care hospitals to senior living to medical offices and wellness centers. Updated with interviews with leading practitioner and providers, this is a must have for healthcare architects, interior designers as well as healthcare providers.

Author Biography

CYNTHIA A. LEIBROCK, MA, ASID, HON. IIDA, is an award-winning author, an international lecturer, and a designer with more than thirty years of experience. Her mission is to improve the lives of older and disabled people through design. The principal and founder of Easy Access to Health, LLC, in Colorado, she has taught courses at Harvard University Graduate School of Design for the past ten years. She is also the coauthor of Beautiful Barrier-Free: A Visual Guide to Accessibility and Beautiful Universal Design, both from Wiley.

DEBRA HARRIS, PhD, is President of RAD Consultants, focusing on evidence-based strategic planning for health care systems, architects, designers, and product developers. She is a consultant with more than twenty-five years of practice, specializing in health care facility design, assimilating research into evidence-based strategies, and environmental forensics. Her research focuses on environmental factors affecting patients, families, and health care workers, including patient and health care staff outcomes, infection control and transmission, and cost implications of the physical environment.

Table of Contents

List of Expert Focus Topics & Checklists
Foreword
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Long-Term Care
Assisted Living
Caring for People with Dementia
Home Health Care
Hospice
Subacute Care and Rehabilitation
Ambulatory Care
Day Care and Respite
Medical Offices
Wellness Centers
Inpatient Hospitals
Birth Centers
Children's Hospitals
Inpatient Psychiatric Units
General Hospitals
Critical Care
Index
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