9780471241942

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

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    9780471241942

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    0471241946

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-11-01
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

Using design details to improve today's health care-an inspiring, comprehensive guide As Cynthia Leibrock writes in the Preface, "The power of a healing environment comes from the little things, the design details that empower patients to take responsibility for their own health." In Design Details for Health, she offers specific design details that can improve patient outcomes by returning authority to the patient, along with fascinating case studies and research demonstrating the positive role design details can play in reducing healthcare costs. Practical and inspiring, this innovative book is essential reading for architects, interior designers, facility managers, and healthcare professionals. Attention to detail is the cornerstone of success in virtually every enterprise. This is especially true in the field of healthcare design, where design details can have a profound impact on the quality and efficacy of care. In Design Details for Health, Cynthia Leibrock gives designers and other industry professionals specific examples showing how design details can offer patients greater comfort and independencewhile also giving healthcare facilities a competitive edge-saving staff time, cutting overhead costs, and reducing liability. With the help of nearly 200 images, many in full color, she offers flexible, innovative design solutions in key areas such as lighting, acoustics, color, furnishings, and finishes. From acute carehospitals to specialized ambulatory care and home treatment settings, she addresses a variety of healthcare environments and includes inspiring case studies that reveal how effective design details work in the real world. Throughout the book, Cynthia Leibrock presents findings from the cutting edge of design research-including results published here for the first time-reflecting the experience and expertise of hundreds of healthcare designers and architects in the United States and abroad. Covering topics ranging from acoustics to lighting, this valuable data includes citations for further reference. When design empowers rather than disables, everybody wins. Sensitive to the needs of both patients and the providers that serve them, Design Details for Health is essential reading for today's architects, interior designers, facility managers, and healthcare professionals involved in commercial and residential healthcare facilities. ". . . this book is a reference standard with timeless value." -Wayne Ruga, Founder, The National Symposium on Healthcare Design

Author Biography

<b>CYNTHIA LEIBROCK, MA, ASID, Hon. IIDA</b>, is the founder of Easy Access, a Fort Collins, Colorado, healthcare consulting firm devoted to improving the lives of older and disabled people through design. She lectures internationally on healthcare design and accessibility, is a faculty affiliate at Colorado State University, and teaches an annual course at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She is the author of Beautiful Universal Design (with James Evan Terry) and Beautiful Barrier-Free, both from Wiley.

Table of Contents

List of Details and Research Abstracts
xi
Foreword xiii
Preface xv
Acknowledgments xix
PART ONE LONG-TERM CARE 1(108)
Cost Containment
2(1)
Reimbursement Driving Design
3(1)
Quality of Residential Long-Term Care
4(1)
Design Intervention
5(1)
Technology
6(1)
Residential Long-Term Care in Other Countries
7(2)
References
9(2)
Assisted Living Apartments
11(16)
Assisted Living in Europe
12(4)
Assisted Living in the United States
16(3)
Planning Public Spaces
19(6)
A Note on Apartments
25(1)
References
25(2)
Caring for People with Dementia
27(18)
Programming for Dementia
32(1)
Reducing Distractions
32(2)
Establishing Links with the Familiar, Healthy Past
34(1)
Providing Sensory Cues to Prompt Memory
35(1)
Eliminating Dangerous Options
36(1)
Avoiding Confrontations
37(2)
Encouraging Successful Social Interaction and Family Participation
39(1)
Releasing Excess Energy
40(1)
Encouraging Independence
41(3)
References
44(1)
Home Health Care
45(16)
Design Demonstration Centers
47(1)
Cohousing
47(5)
Group Homes
52(5)
Independent Living
57(3)
References
60(1)
Hospice
61(16)
Design Criteria
63(9)
Privacy
63(1)
Comfort
64(5)
Support of Friends and Family
69(3)
Hospice for People with AIDS
72(4)
Individual Choice
73(2)
Infection Control
75(1)
Security
75(1)
References
76(1)
Subacute Care and Rehabilitation
77(32)
Design of Subacute Care Facilities
77(13)
Design for Visual Acuity
78(3)
Design to Enhance Hearing
81(3)
Design for Improved Cognitive Ability
84(3)
Design for Mobility
87(3)
Other Sensory Issues
90(1)
Design of Rehabilitation Facilities
90(17)
Psychiatric Rehabilitation
91(1)
Physical Therapy
92(1)
Occupational Therapy
93(6)
Specialized Services
99(8)
References
107(2)
PART TWO AMBULATORY CARE 109(62)
Health Care Cost Containment
110(1)
The Missing Component: The Educated Consumer
111(1)
References
112(1)
Day Care and Respite
113(14)
Adult Day Care and Respite
114(6)
Day Care for People with Dementia
120(4)
Child Day Care
124(2)
References
126(1)
Medical Offices
127(26)
Reception
131(8)
Examination and Consulting Rooms
139(5)
Specialized Practice
144(8)
Allergy Clinics
144(1)
Pediatrics
145(2)
Ambulatory Surgery
147(1)
Oncology
148(4)
References
152(1)
Wellness Centers
153(18)
Transforming Hospitals into Wellness Centers
158(2)
Design Elements
160(10)
Fitness Area
160(3)
Nonmember Spaces
163(1)
Locker Rooms and Wet Areas
164(6)
References
170(1)
PART THREE INPATIENT HOSPITALS 171(106)
References
174(1)
Birth Centers
175(10)
Innovations in Birth Centers
175(1)
The Birth Room
176(3)
Hospitable Environments
179(4)
References
183(2)
Children's Hospitals
185(22)
Efficacy
187(3)
Comfort and Safety
190(6)
A Sense of Belonging
196(1)
Positive Distraction and Diversion
196(10)
References
206(1)
Inpatient Psychiatric Units
207(10)
Normalization
207(2)
Patient Independence
209(1)
Integration of the Family
209(1)
Treatment and Therapy
210(2)
The Body-Mind Connection
212(4)
References
216(1)
Medical Hotels
217(14)
Cooperative Care Model
218(3)
VIP Suites
221(8)
References
229(2)
General Hospitals
231(26)
Innovations in Service Provision
232(1)
Case Studies
233(22)
Lessons from Planetree
236(8)
A Study in Context
244(11)
References
255(2)
Critical Care
257(20)
Emergency Departments
257(5)
Intensive Care Units
262(6)
Universal Patient Rooms
268(4)
Specialized Intensive Care Units
272(3)
Cardiac Intensive Care Units
272(1)
Neonatal Intensive Care Units
272(3)
Family Waiting Rooms
275(1)
References
275(2)
Directory of Designers and Consultants 277(3)
Directory of Manufacturers 280(9)
Index 289

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