Evidence-Based Healthcare Design

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 9, 2009 - Architecture - 256 pages
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If designed properly, a healthcare interior environment can foster healing, efficient task–performance and productivity, effective actions, and safe behavior. Written by an expert practitioner, Rosalyn Cama, FASID, this is the key book for interior designers and architects to learn the methodology for evidence–based design for healthcare facilities. Endorsed by the American Society of Interior Designers, the guide clearly presents a four–step methodology that will achieve the desired outcome and showcases the best examples of evidence–based healthcare interiors. With worksheets that guide you through such practical tasks as completing an internal analysis of a client′s facility and collecting data, this book will inspire a transformation in healthcare design practice.
 

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Contents

EvidenceBased Design
7
Levels of EvidenceBased Practice
19
Drivers for Change in the Healthcare Design Process
27
Drivers for Change in the Design Professions
32
EvidenceBased Design Methodology
39
Lowbush blueberry
42
Conduct Investigations
46
Benchmark Against National Initiatives
71
Translational Design
145
Share the Process
151
Step 4 Measure and Share Outcomes
155
Best Practices
170
Build Business Case
182
Submit for Peer Review
188
Checklist
195
EvidenceBased Design in Practice
201

Document Process
79
Defining Project DriversImproved Outcomes
94
The Art of Mapping a Vision
105
Checklist
119
Dare to Innovate
130
Growth Opportunities for the Design Professional
229
Future of Design Education and Practice
236
Professional Certification
243
Index
251
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About the author (2009)

Rosalyn Cama, FASID, is the president and principal designer of the evidence-based planning and interior design firm CAMA Incorporated in New Haven, Connecticut. CAMA Inc. was founded in 1983 and has completed many award-winning projects nationwide, including Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut; and Amer-ican Cancer Center Headquart-ers and Hope Lodge in New York City. A frequent writer and speaker on the topic of evidence-based healthcare design, Ms. Cama was the 1998 national president of The American So-ciety of Interior Designers and currently serves as chair of the board for The Center for Health Design.

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