Healthy Workplace Design for Healthcare Staff

Jul 01, 2005

The paper describes a nationwide study of the design of maternity facilities in the UK. The research seeks to establish to what extent environment affects the performance and satisfaction of maternity unit staff and how this impacts on patient wellbeing. The hypothesis is that there is a strong correlation between staff and patient satisfaction levels. The methodological approach is derived from environmental psychology and post-occupancy evaluation.

keywords: healthcare workers, interior design, work environment

Jeanette Paul, BArch (Hons) RIBA (University of Dundee, Scotland)
Presented at: 
Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition (WCDH 2005, Frankfurt)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
The International Academy for Design and Health

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