Team Work Areas

Clinician Perceptions of a Changing Hospital Environment

June 26, 2013     Denise J. Maguire, PhD, RN, CNL; Kristina J. Burger, DNP, ARNP; Patricia A. O'Donnell, MS, RN, CNL; and Lisa Parnell, MSN, RN

Moderating Role of Interior Amenities on Hospital Medical Directors' Patient-Related Work Stresses

March 4, 2013     Blossom Yen-Ju Lin, PhD; Yung-Kai Lin, MD, EMBA; Chi Wen Juan, MD; Suhsing Lee, PhD; and Cheng-Chieh Lin, MD, PhD

The Effect of Hospital Unit Layout on Nurse Walking Behavior

December 5, 2012     by Lu Yi, PhD and Hyun-Bo Seo, PhD, MArch

Rethinking Efficiency in Acute Care Nursing Units: Analyzing Nursing Unit Layouts for Improved Spatial Flow

December 5, 2012     by Rana Sagha Zadeh, MArch, PhD; Mardelle McCuskey Shepley, MArch, MA, DArch; and Laurie Tranchina Waggener, BSRC, RRT, BID, IIDA, AAHID

Building New Evidence for Nursing Unit Designs

December 5, 2012     by Jaynelle Stichler, DNSc, RN, EDAC, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN
Jaynelle Stichler, DNS, RN, NEA-BC, EDAC, FACHE, FAAN

Using Data To Drive Emergency Department Design: A Metasynthesis

May 15, 2012     Shari J. Welch, MD
Aim of This Paper The universe of emergency department (ED) operations has seen an uptick in innovations in the past two decades (Beach, Haley, Adams, & Zwemer, 2003; Bertoty, Kuszajewski, & Marsh, 2007; Chan, Killeen, Kelly, & Guss, 2005; Choi, Wong, & Lau, 2006; Gorelick, Yen,...

Environmental Congruence and Work-Related Stress in Acute Care Hospital Medical/Surgical Units: A Descriptive, Correlational Study

October 31, 2011     Nancy Dendaas, RN, PhD
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A Framework for Evaluating Evidence in Evidence-Based Design

June 23, 2011     Debajyoti Pati, PhD, MASA, FIIA, LEED®AP
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Application of Space Syntax Theory in the Study of Medical-Surgical Nursing Units in Urban Hospitals

September 30, 2010     Stefnee J. Trzpuc, MS, CID, LEED AP and Caren S. Martin, PhD, CID, FASID
Introduction Nurses are primary contacts for all those involved in a patient's care, creating a complex system of communication responsibilities (Leppa, 1996). The work environment of nurses is complicated, stressful, detail-oriented, and it significantly influences patient outcomes....

Centralized vs. Decentralized Nursing Stations: Effects on Nurses' Functional Use of Space and Work Environment

August 31, 2010     Terri Zborowsky, PhD, Lou Bunker-Hellmich, PhD, Agneta Morelli, MSc, and Mike O'Neill, PhD
Acknowledgment: This article was based on research funded by Ellerbe Becket and Knoll, Inc.

Measuring the Structure of Visual Fields in Nursing Units

January 1, 2010     Yi Lu, PhD, Candidate
Acknowledgments: Special thanks to Dr. John Peponis, Dr. Craig Zimring, and Dr. Sonit Bafna for their constructive criticism, as well as for Dr. Bafna's generous editing of this paper.

Unit-Related Factors That Affect Nursing Time With Patients: Spatial Analysis of the Time and Motion Study

February 1, 2009     Ann Hendrich, RN, MSN, FAAN, Marilyn P. Chow, DNSc, RN, FAAN, Sonit Bafna, PhD, Ruchi Choudhary, PhD, Yeonsook Heo, and Boguslaw A. Skierczynski, PhD
Funding Acknowledgment: Research for this article was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, Ascension Health, and Kaiser Permanente. Acknowledgments: We are indebted to Wendy S. Goshert, National Time and Motion Study Coordinator, Health Evolutions,...
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