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A Conceptual Model for Healthcare Facility Design

Stichler, Jaynelle F. DNS, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN

Journal of Nursing Administration: June 2014 - Volume 44 - Issue 6 - p 321–325
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000076
Departments: Health Facility Design

A conceptual model for healthcare facility design provides nurse leaders a framework for measuring the effect of specific or more global design features on patient, provider, and organizational outcomes. The model can help to explain relationships among variables of interest in facility design and be used to guide research studies or measures of change or improvement.

Author Affiliation: Professor Emerita, San Diego State University; Research and Professional Development Consultant, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, San Diego, California.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Stichler, DNS, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN, PO Box, 28278, San Diego, CA 92198 (

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