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Healthcare Design: Sigma Theta Tau International Presents Evidence-Based Design for Healthcare Facilities
August 27, 2009, 8:57 am
Filed under: Education and Grant Opportunities, News

Posted by: Chris Gaerig, Associate Editor
Evidence-based design is explored and explained in the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International’s newest book, Evidence-Based Design for Healthcare Facilities.

Lead author Cynthia McCullough, Director of Clinical Services at HDR Architecture, reviewed more than 1,000 research studies while writing Evidence-Based Design for Healthcare Facilities. The verdict: healthcare design can not only improve patient care and medical outcomes but can also decrease medical errors and waste. Nurses, researchers, and healthcare administrators alike will find information on incorporating these design elements in their own practices in the book.

Evidence-Based Design for Healthcare Facilities presents these nurse leaders with research showing that location and design is a significant aspect when planning a healthcare facility. Everything from the location and design of workstations, hand washing sinks, patient bathrooms, servers and handrails, family space, and same-handed rooms are critical to patient outcomes and quality of life in the workplace.

Readers will discover how to evaluate, categorize, and synthesize data evidence regarding healthcare facility design. McCullough encourages designers to develop a project with vision and create success for patients and staff alike

For more information or to purchase the book, go to


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