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Patient-Centered Healthcare Design

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

Journal of Nursing Administration: December 2011 - Volume 41 - Issue 12 - p 503–506
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3182378a3b
Departments: Health Facility Design

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.

Author Affiliation: Professor, School of Nursing, San Diego State University and Research & Professional Development, Sharp Metro Campus, California.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Stichler, School of Nursing, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, CA 92182-4158 (

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.