Patient-Population Based Design: A Wellness Approach for Designing Healthcare Environments

Jul 11, 2017

This research considers how wellness can be one of the driving considerations in the design of healthcare facilities. The article provides a literature review and outlines a needs assessment matrix as a practical tool for design professionals. The matrix has been applied in a case study, and the article discusses the redesign of a clinic for a specific patient population.

keywords: health, wellness, needs assessment, clinical diagnosis, clinical presentation, competence-press model, cognitive maps, neuro-psych continuum, patient-population based design

Sharon E. Woodworth, FAIA, ACHA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC
Perkins+Will Research Journal
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