Almost everything I post on LinkedIn and Twitter has something to do with healthcare design. Aging, dying, infection control, productivity, climate change, Obamacare -- you get the picture.
However, in case you missed it, here's 8 interesting things I found in the past 10 days:
- “Interim Guidance for Environmental Infection Control in Hospitals for Ebola Virus.” Centers for Disease Control. CDC says there's no evidence of Ebola transmission via the environment. But that's not true about other types of infections spread by germs.
- “Atul Gawande: Being Mortal.” New book by prominent surgeon and Harvard professor about growing old and dying, and the social and ethical consequences of how we treat our aging population. Definitely on my reading list.
- “How Hospitals Can Prepare for the Flood of Older Patients.” Hospitals & Health Networks. Lots of implications for facility design in this post on hospitals preparing for an influx of older patients.
- “Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel: Open Mouth, Insert Foot.” The Eden Alternative. Live past 75? Hell yes. Powerful rebuttal to Emanuel’s rather ridiculous anti-aging position.
- “Health, Wellbeing, and Productivity in Offices.” World Green Building Council. New report says office design affects health and productivity. And there are plenty of office spaces in healthcare buildings.
- “The Impact of the ACA on Interior Design.” Interiors & Sources. Absolutely agree that designers are uniquely qualified to be strategic rather than reactionary.
- “Study Shows That Design Features Can Indirectly Influence Nurse Job Satisfaction.” Health Facilities Management. Nice to see more research linking nurse job satisfaction to the design of the physical environment.
- “New Research Again Points to Impact of Climate Change on Public Health." Modern Healthcare. Another good reason why the healthcare industry should take on environmental responsibility.
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