Facility design & planning to improve nurses' effectiveness in administering care to fulltime residents of nursing homes

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dc.contributor.advisor Harwood, Pamela
dc.contributor.author Peltz, Claudia. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial e-gx--- n-us--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-09T15:35:16Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-09T15:35:16Z
dc.date.created 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/193800
dc.description.abstract The assumption underlying this study is that a spatially well planned and appropriately furnished nursing home facility will help the nurses to perform their work more effectively and accordingly lead to more satisfaction for the residents. Research in the forms of a literature review, a movie analysis, and a field study of nursing homes in Germany and the USA, including plan annotations and observational mapping, trace study analyses and survey techniques, was conducted and revealed an unexpected urgent need for nursing home design improvement, especially in the U.S. The research results led to the development of a catalogue of patterns which are useful in the design and planning of a nursing home to improve nurses’ effectiveness in administering care to fulltime residents of nursing homes. With the help of the developed patterns, suggestions for building renovations of two of the researched nursing homes, one American and one German, were given.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Architecture
dc.format.extent ii, 246 p. : digital, PDF file, ill. (some col.), plans (some col.) en_US
dc.source CardinalScholar 1.0 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing homes -- Design and construction. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing home care -- Germany.
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing home care -- United States.
dc.title Facility design & planning to improve nurses' effectiveness in administering care to fulltime residents of nursing homes en_US
dc.title.alternative Facility design and planning to improve nurses' effectiveness in administering care to fulltime residents of nursing homes en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M. Arch.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1472922 en_US


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