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J Nurs Adm. 2011 Dec;41(12):503-6. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3182378a3b.

Patient-centered healthcare design.

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School of Nursing, San Diego State University and Research & Professional Development, Sharp Metro Campus, California, USA. jstichler@aol.com

Abstract

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.

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22094612
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10.1097/NNA.0b013e3182378a3b
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