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Journal of Nursing Administration:
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3182378a3b
Departments: Health Facility Design

Patient-Centered Healthcare Design

Stichler, Jaynelle F. DNS, RN, EDAC, FACHE, FAAN

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Patient-centered care focuses on the patient’s and family’s experience in the hospital, and the design of the healthcare environment should support the patient-centered care concept. The purpose of this facility design department is to expand nurse leaders’ knowledge and competencies in health facility design and enable them to take leadership roles in design efforts. This article focuses on healthcare design guiding principles and features to support organizational cultural initiatives such as patient- and family-centered care and Planetree.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.



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