Design Details for Health: Making the Most of Interior Design's Healing Potential / Edition 1

Design Details for Health: Making the Most of Interior Design's Healing Potential / Edition 1

by Cynthia A. Leibrock
     
 

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… See more details below

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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 independence while 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 care hospitals 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471241942
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/29/1999
Series:
Wiley Series in Healthcare and Senior Living Design Series, #5
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.13(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

LONG-TERM CARE.

Assisted Living Apartments.

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.

Medical Hotels.

General Hospitals.

Critical Care.

Directory of Designers and Consultants.

Directory of Manufacturers.

Index.

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